FABS
Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (3P)
Updated: 2013
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NAME
fabs,
fabsf,
fabsl
 absolute value function
SYNOPSIS
#include <math.h>
double fabs(double x);
float fabsf(float x);
long double fabsl(long double x);
DESCRIPTION
The functionality described on this reference page is aligned with the
ISO C standard. Any conflict between the requirements described here and the
ISO C standard is unintentional. This volume of POSIX.12008 defers to the ISO C standard.
These functions shall compute the absolute value of their argument
x,x.
RETURN VALUE
Upon successful completion, these functions shall return the absolute
value of
x.
If
x
is NaN, a NaN shall be returned.
If
x
is ±0, +0 shall be returned.
If
x
is ±Inf, +Inf shall be returned.
ERRORS
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
EXAMPLES
Computing the 1Norm of a FloatingPoint Vector
This example shows the use of
fabs()
to compute the 1norm of a vector defined as follows:

norm1(v) = v[0] + v[1] + ... + v[n1]
where x denotes the absolute value of x, n denotes
the vector's dimension v[i] denotes the
ith
component of v (0≤i<n).

#include <math.h>
double
norm1(const double v[], const int n)
{
int i;
double n1_v; /* 1norm of v */
n1_v = 0;
for (i=0; i<n; i++) {
n1_v += fabs (v[i]);
}
return n1_v;
}
APPLICATION USAGE
None.
RATIONALE
None.
FUTURE DIRECTIONS
None.
SEE ALSO
isnan()
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.12008,
<math.h>
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