abs(x: array, /) array

Calculates the absolute value for each element x_i of the input array x (i.e., the element-wise result has the same magnitude as the respective element in x but has positive sign).


For signed integer data types, the absolute value of the minimum representable integer is implementation-dependent.

Special Cases

For floating-point operands,

  • If x_i is NaN, the result is NaN.

  • If x_i is -0, the result is +0.

  • If x_i is -infinity, the result is +infinity.


x (array) – input array. Should have a numeric data type.


out (array) – an array containing the absolute value of each element in x. The returned array must have the same data type as x.