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Returns an integer indicating the sign of a number.
Synopsis
Sgn(number)
Arguments
The number argument can be any valid numeric expression.
Description
The Sgn function has the following return values:
If Number Is Sgn Returns
Greater than zero 1
Equal to zero 0
Less than zero –1
The sign of the number argument determines the return value of the Sgn function. If number is the empty string ("") or a non-numeric value, Sgn returns 0. Sgn resolves multiple sign values; for example, --7 is equivalent to +7, and thus returns 1.
Examples
The following example uses the Sgn function to determine the sign of a number:
Dim MyVar1, MyVar2, MyVar3
MyVar1 = 12: MyVar2 = -2.4: MyVar3 = 0
Println Sgn(MyVar1)    ' Returns 1.
Println Sgn(MyVar2)    ' Returns -1.
Println Sgn(MyVar3)    ' Returns 0.
Println Sgn("")        ' Returns 0.
Println Sgn("a")       ' Returns 0.
 
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