abs

Command: abs


Description

implemented by C/C++
long labs(long) and
double fabs(double)

Alternatives: Functions abs_i for integers abs_d for doubles
(SeeAlso) -> behaviour and synopsis are the same.

Author
Diesmann docu by Sirko Straube
Synopsis
value abs -> value

References
Stroustrup 3rd ed p 660 p 661

Examples

-3 abs -> 3
3 abs -> 3
-3.456 abs -> 3.456

File
lib/sli/typeinit.sli
Remarks
If you are not sure if the value is of type double or
integer use abs.
If e.g. abs_d gets an integer as argument NEST will exit throwing an assertion.

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