# MS Excel: SIN Function (WS, VBA)

Learn how to use the Excel **SIN function** with syntax and examples.

## Description

The Microsoft Excel **SIN function** returns the sine of an angle.

## Syntax

The syntax for the Microsoft Excel **SIN function** is:

SIN( number )

### Parameters or Arguments

*number* is a numeric value.

## Applies To

The **SIN function** can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

- Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

## Type of Excel Function

The **SIN function** can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

- Worksheet function (WS)
- VBA function (VBA)

## Example (as Worksheet Function)

Let's look at some Excel SIN function examples and explore how to use the **SIN function** as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel **SIN examples** would return:

=SIN(A1) | would return 0.141120008 |

=SIN(A2) | would return -0.883454656 |

=SIN(A3) | would return 0.883454656 |

=SIN(2) | would return 0.909297427 |

## Example (as VBA Function)

The **SIN function** can also be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.

Let's look at some Excel SIN function examples and explore how to use the **SIN function** in Excel VBA code:

Dim LNumber As Double LNumber = Sin(2)

In this example, the variable called LNumber would now contain the value of 0.909297427.