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piping file and providing function

piping file and providing function

piping file and providing function

I guess it is very easy what I am trying to do, but I don't know how...


cat input.dat |awk '{
	function acos(x) { return atan2(sqrt(abs(1-x*x)), x) }
	function asin(x) { return atan2(x, sqrt(abs(1-x*x))) }
	function pi() { return 2*asin(1);}
	print gamma

That was my idea, but of course it doesn't work. Does someone know how to implement functions while piping an file...?
And sorry for the question, but I am not able to solve it... Thanks for any help,

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