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abs

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

absValeur absolue

Description

number abs ( mixed $number )

Retourne la valeur absolue du nombre number.

Liste de paramètres

number

La valeur numérique à traiter

Valeurs de retour

La valeur absolue du nombre number. Si le nombre est un nombre à virgule flottante (float), le type retourné est aussi un nombre à virgule flottante (float), sinon, c'est un entier (entier).

Exemples

Exemple #1 Exemple avec abs()

<?php
echo abs(-4.2); // 4.2 (double/nombre à virgule flottante)
echo abs(5);    // 5 (entier)
echo abs(-5);   // 5 (entier)
?>

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User Contributed Notes 3 notes

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alex.khimich.org
10 months ago
Few ways to convert values to negative
<?php

// Multiplying by "-1"
$v = -1 * abs($v);

// Using ternary operator
$v = $v <= 0 ? $v : -$v;

?>
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Ister
6 years ago
[*EDIT* by danbrown AT php DOT net: Merged user's corrected code with previous post content.]


jeremys indicated one thing - there is no sgn function wich actually seems a bit strange for me. Of course it is as simple as possible, but it is usefull and it is a standard math function needed occasionally.

Well, I have solved this function in a bit different matter:

<?php

function sgn($liczba)
{
    if(
$liczba>0)
       
$liczba=1;
    else if(
$liczba<0)
       
$liczba=-1;
    else if(!
is_numeric($liczba))
       
$liczba=null;
    else
       
$liczba=0;
    return
$liczba;
}

?>

The difference is that it returns null when the argument isn't a number at all.
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-17
svein dot tjonndal at gmail dot com
3 years ago
If you don't have/want GMP and are working with large numbers/currencies:

<?php
function mb_abs($number)
{
  return
str_replace('-','',$number);
}
?>

No need to worry about encoding, as your numbers should all be basic (ANSI) strings.
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