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20px-Function.png iabs(integer)

Returns the absolute value of its argument.

Note that unlike abs() the argument must be an integer. A floating point argument will return a result consistent with floor(abs(number)).

Related Topics: abs(), isign(), sign().


> say iabs(4)
You say "4"
> say iabs(-4)
You say "4"
> say iabs(0)
You say "0"
> say iabs(-3.2)
You say "3"

(Stock helpfile saved for the difference between iabs and abs, which probably bore stating. Also added an example of what happens with a non-integer argument. --Soylent 00:22, 3 December 2005 (EST))