# $ZABS

Absolute value function.

## Synopsis

$ZABS(n)

### Parameter

Argument | Description |
---|---|

n | Any number. |

## Description

$ZABS returns the absolute value of n.

## Parameter

### n

Any number. Can be specified as a value, a variable, or an expression. The expression is evaluated, and the result converted to a positive value. Multiple plus and minus signs are permitted. Leading and trailing zeros are deleted.

For evaluation of mixed numeric strings and non-numeric strings, refer to Strings As Numbers in Using ObjectScript.

## Example

The following example returns the absolute value of the number you supply:

READ "Input a number: ",num SET abs=$ZABS(num) WRITE "The absolute value of ",num," is ",abs

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## See Also

Operators in Using ObjectScript