Simple Accelerometer Data Conversion to Degrees

Here is a handy lua Corona Labs code chunk to convert xyz accelerometer data to degrees.

I am building an augmented reality app that needs to know when the user tilts and rolls a phone around so it can update the user interface with augmented reality elements. Corona already has the accelerometer acquisition code but now I want to display this data in human readable degrees (e.g if you were looking half way up the sky you would expect 45° and the horizon 0°)

Works with Corona build #: 
2015.2541
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Contributor: 
Simon Fearby