# @stdlib/math-base-special-abs

Compute the absolute value of a double-precision floating-point number.

## Usage no npm install needed!

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# Absolute Value

Compute the absolute value of a double-precision floating-point number.

The absolute value is defined as

## Installation

npm install @stdlib/math-base-special-abs


## Usage

var abs = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-abs' );


#### abs( x )

Computes the absolute value of a double-precision floating-point number.

var v = abs( -1.0 );
// returns 1.0

v = abs( 2.0 );
// returns 2.0

v = abs( 0.0 );
// returns 0.0

v = abs( -0.0 );
// returns 0.0

v = abs( NaN );
// returns NaN


## Examples

var randu = require( '@stdlib/random-base-randu' );
var round = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-round' );
var abs = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-abs' );

var rand;
var i;

for ( i = 0; i < 100; i++ ) {
rand = round( randu() * 100.0 ) - 50.0;
console.log( 'abs(%d) = %d', rand, abs( rand ) );
}


## Installation

npm install @stdlib/math-base-special-abs


### Usage

#include "stdlib/math/base/special/abs.h"


#### stdlib_base_abs( x )

Computes the absolute value of a double-precision floating-point number.

double y = stdlib_base_abs( -5.0 );
// returns 5.0


The function accepts the following arguments:

• x: [in] double input value.
double stdlib_base_abs( const double x );


### Examples

#include "stdlib/math/base/special/abs.h"
#include <stdio.h>

int main() {
double x[] = { 3.14, -3.14, 0.0, 0.0/0.0 };

double y;
int i;
for ( i = 0; i < 4; i++ ) {
y = stdlib_base_abs( x[ i ] );
printf( "|%lf| = %lf\n", x[ i ], y );
}
}


## Notice

This package is part of stdlib, a standard library for JavaScript and Node.js, with an emphasis on numerical and scientific computing. The library provides a collection of robust, high performance libraries for mathematics, statistics, streams, utilities, and more.

For more information on the project, filing bug reports and feature requests, and guidance on how to develop stdlib, see the main project repository.