## R abs()

R abs() function is used to compute the absolute value of the given argument.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to use `abs()` function to compute the absolute of given value.

### Syntax

The syntax of `abs()` function to compute absolute value of `x` is

`abs(x)`

Returns the absolute value of `x`.

`x` can be a numeric or complex vector or array.

### Examples

In the following program, we will find the absolute value of a number `-16`.

example.R

```x <- -16
result <- abs(x)
cat("The absolute value of", x, "is :", result)```

Output

`The absolute value of -16 is : 16`

Now, let us take an array of numbers, and find its absolute value.

example.R

```x <- array(c(1, -16, -9), dim=c(3,1))
result <- abs(x)
cat("The absolute value of array [", x, "] is :", result)```

Output

`The absolute value of array [ 1 -16 -9 ] is : 1 16 9`

### Conclusion

In this R Tutorial, we learned how to find the absolute value of a numeric value using `abs()` function, with the help of examples.