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Description

The fabs command returns the absolute value of a floating point number. This return value is always greater than or equal to zero.

If a variable of type int is passed in as an argument, the fabs command will perform a floating point conversion, then return the absolute value of that float.

If the input data is of type int and the output type is desired to be of type int, use the abs command.

Functional area

Math

Command syntax

Syntax

fabs number

Arguments

NameTypeRequiredComments
numberfloatyesIf number is of type int, a floating point conversion will be performed.

Flags

None

Return value

float

Returns a floating point value which is greater than or equal to 0

Examples

// Compute some absolute values
float $absVal;
$absVal = `fabs -5`;
print $absVal; // Should be 5.000000
$absVal = `fabs -10.4520`;
print $absVal; // Should be 10.452000

Additional information

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