# Python | Decimal is_signed() method

Decimal#is_signed() : is_signed() is a Decimal class method which checks whether the sign of Decimal value is negative

Syntax: Decimal.is_signed()

Parameter: Decimal values

Return: true – if the sign of Decimal value is negative; otherwise false

Code #1 : Example for is_signed() method

 `# Python Program explaining  ` `# is_signed() method ` ` `  `# loading decimal library ` `from` `decimal ``import` `*` ` `  ` `  `# Initializing a decimal value ` `a ``=` `Decimal(``-``1``) ` ` `  `b ``=` `Decimal(``'-inf'``) ` ` `  `# printing Decimal values ` `print` `(``"Decimal value a : "``, a) ` `print` `(``"Decimal value b : "``, b) ` ` `  ` `  `# Using Decimal.is_signed() method ` `print` `(``"\n\nDecimal a with is_signed() method : "``, a.is_signed()) ` ` `  `print` `(``"Decimal b with is_signed() method : "``, b.is_signed()) `

Output :

```Decimal value a :  -1
Decimal value b :  -Infinity

Decimal a with is_signed() method :  True
Decimal b with is_signed() method :  True

```

Code #2 : Example for is_signed() method

 `# Python Program explaining  ` `# is_signed() method ` ` `  `# loading decimal library ` `from` `decimal ``import` `*` ` `  ` `  `# Initializing a decimal value ` `a ``=` `Decimal(``'-3.14'``) ` ` `  `b ``=` `Decimal(``'321e + 5'``) ` ` `  `# printing Decimal values ` `print` `(``"Decimal value a : "``, a) ` `print` `(``"Decimal value b : "``, b) ` ` `  ` `  `# Using Decimal.is_signed() method ` `print` `(``"\n\nDecimal a with is_signed() method : "``, a.is_signed()) ` ` `  `print` `(``"Decimal b with is_signed() method : "``, b.is_signed()) `

Output :

```Decimal value a :  -3.14
Decimal value b :  3.21E+7

Decimal a with is_signed() method :  True
Decimal b with is_signed() method :  False
```