Function abs #

Calculate the absolute value of a number. For matrices, the function is evaluated element wise.

Syntax #

math.abs(x)

Parameters #

Parameter Type Description
x number | BigNumber | Fraction | Complex | Array | Matrix | Unit A number or matrix for which to get the absolute value

Returns #

Type Description
number | BigNumber | Fraction | Complex | Array | Matrix | Unit Absolute value of x

Examples #

math.abs(3.5);                // returns number 3.5
math.abs(-4.2);               // returns number 4.2

math.abs([3, -5, -1, 0, 2]);  // returns Array [3, 5, 1, 0, 2]

See also #

sign

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