# abs() function with example in Python

Python abs() function: Here, we are going to learn about the abs() function in Python with example.
Submitted by IncludeHelp, on March 31, 2019

## Python abs() function

abs() function is a library function in Python, it is used to get the absolute value of a number. It accepts a number (can be an integer number, float number or a complex number) and returns the absolute value of the given number.

Syntax:

```    abs(number)
```

Parameter: number – it can be an integer number, float number of a complex number.

Return value: It returns absolute value of number.

Example:

```    Input:
num = -10
print(abs(num))
Output:
10

Input:
num = 10.23
print(float(num))
Output:
10.23
```

Python code to demonstrate example of abs() function

```# python code to demonstrate an example
# of abs() function

# integer number
iNum1 = 10
iNum2 = -10
print("Absolute value of ", iNum1, " is = ", abs(iNum1))
print("Absolute value of ", iNum2, " is = ", abs(iNum2))

# float number
fNum1 = 10.23
fNum2 = -10.23
print("Absolute value of ", fNum1, " is = ", abs(fNum1))
print("Absolute value of ", fNum2, " is = ", abs(fNum2))

# complex number
cNum1 = (10 + 5j)
cNum2 = (10 - 5j)
print("Absolute value of ", cNum1, " is = ", abs(cNum1))
print("Absolute value of ", cNum2, " is = ", abs(cNum2))
```

Output

```Absolute value of  10  is =  10
Absolute value of  -10  is =  10
Absolute value of  10.23  is =  10.23
Absolute value of  -10.23  is =  10.23
Absolute value of  (10+5j)  is =  11.180339887498949
Absolute value of  (10-5j)  is =  11.180339887498949
```

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