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Calculate the absolute value in R programming – abs() method

Last Updated : 10 May, 2020
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abs() method in R programming is used to get the absolute value that is positive value doesn’t change and negative value converted into positive value.

Syntax: abs(value)

Return: Returns the absolute value.

Example 1:




# R program to calculate absolute value
  
# Using abs() method
answer1 <- abs(-12)
answer2 <- abs(21)
answer3 <- abs(-2)
  
print(answer1)
print(answer2)
print(answer3)


Output:

[1] 12
[2] 21
[3] 2

Example 2:




# R program to calculate absolute value
  
# Using abs() method
answer1 <- abs(c(1, 2, 3, 4))
answer2 <- abs(c(1, -2, 3, -4))
  
print(answer1)
print(answer2)


Output:

[1] 1 2 3 4
[2] 1 2 3 4

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