# abs()

Returns the absolute value of the input value.

## Synopsis

abs(x)


## Description

The abs() function calculates the absolute value of a single input value.

## Parameters

x

an expression that evaluates to a numeric value

## Returns

The absolute value of the given value.

## Examples

The following statement finds the absolute value of $$2$$, which is also $$2$$.

abs(2)


This example sets a variable to the value $$2$$, which is the absolute value of $$-2$$.

my_variable = abs(-2)


## Errors

It is an error if a non-numeric variable is supplied as a parameter.