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fabs

Computes the absolute value of numeric types.

Prototype

	function fabs (
		value  : float or double   
	)

	return_val [dimsizes(value)] :  float or double

Arguments

value

One or more float or double values of any dimension.

Return value

Returns an array dimensioned the same as value.

The return type is floating point if the input is floating point, and double if the input is of type double.

Description

This function returns the absolute value of each element of value. Missing values are ignored.

As of version 4.2.0.0a34, this function is superceded by abs, as it accepts all NCL numeric data including byte, short, integer and long.

See Also

abs

Examples

Example 1

  iarray = (/-3.5, -2.2, -1.0, 0.0, 1.2, 2.4, 3.9/)
  jarray = fabs(iarray)
  print(jarray)        ; Should be (/3.5, 2.2, 1, 0, 1.2, 2.4, 3.9/)