# Difference between revisions of "Imaginary"

 `⌾`

Imaginary (`⌾`) is a monadic scalar function which multiplies the argument by the imaginary unit `0J1`, usually denoted ${\displaystyle i}$ or ${\displaystyle j}$ in traditional mathematics. This can be seen as a mapping from a real number to a pure imaginary number (a complex number with the real part of 0). It was added to J as `j.` together with initial support for complex numbers, and was adopted in Extended Dyalog APL using the glyph `⌾` as a monadic counterpart of Complex. In other APL implementations that support complex numbers, Circular with the left argument of `¯11` has the same functionality as Imaginary.

## Examples

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```      ⌾ 3 ¯4 6
0J3 0J¯4 0J6
```

Imaginary is equivalent to Complex with the default left argument of 0.

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```      0 ⌾ 3 ¯4 6
0J3 0J¯4 0J6
```