Python Number abs() Method

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Description

The method abs() returns absolute value of x - the (positive) distance between x and zero.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for abs() method:

abs( x )

Parameters

  • x -- This is a numeric expression.

Return Value

This method returns absolute value of x.

Example

The following example shows the usage of abs() method.

#!/usr/bin/python

print "abs(-45) : ", abs(-45)
print "abs(100.12) : ", abs(100.12)
print "abs(119L) : ", abs(119L)

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

abs(-45) :  45
abs(100.12) :  100.12
abs(119L) :  119



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