# ABS

The ABS function returns the absolute value of the argument.

The function type depends on the argument type as follows:

Argument type | Function type |
---|---|

Integer | Integer |

Numeric | Numeric |

`argument-1`- Must be of class numeric.

The equivalent arithmetic expression is as follows:

- When the value of
`argument-1`is zero or positive, (`argument-1`) is returned. - When the value of
`argument-1`is negative, (– (`argument-1`)) is returned.