FABS(3P) POSIX Programmer's Manual FABS(3P)

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fabs, fabsf, fabsl — absolute value function

#include <math.h>
double fabs(double x);
float fabsf(float x);
long double fabsl(long double x);

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.1‐2017 defers to the ISO C standard.

These functions shall compute the absolute value of their argument x,|x|.

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.

No errors are defined.

The following sections are informative.

This example shows the use of fabs() to compute the 1-norm of a vector defined as follows:

norm1(v) = |v[0]| + |v[1]| + ... + |v[n-1]|

where |x| denotes the absolute value of x, n denotes the vector's dimension v[i] denotes the i-th component of v (0≤i<n).

#include <math.h>
norm1(const double v[], const int n)

int i;
double n1_v; /* 1-norm of v */

n1_v = 0;
for (i=0; i<n; i++) {
n1_v += fabs (v[i]);

return n1_v; }





The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2017, <math.h>

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