Documentation for routine abs

Documentation for routine abs, assembled from the following types:

class Cool

From Cool

(Cool) routine abs

Defined as:

sub abs(Numeric() $x)
method abs()

Coerces the invocant (or in the sub form, the argument) to Numeric and returns the absolute value (that is, a non-negative number).

say (-2).abs;       # OUTPUT: «2␤» 
say abs "6+8i";     # OUTPUT: «10␤» 

role Numeric

From Numeric

(Numeric) routine abs

multi sub    abs(Numeric:D  --> Real:D)
multi method abs(Numeric:D: --> Real:D)

Returns the absolute value of the number.

class Complex

From Complex

(Complex) method abs

Defined as:

method abs(Complex:D: --> Num:D)
multi sub abs(Complex:D $z --> Num:D)

Returns the absolute value of the invocant (or the argument in sub form). For a given complex number $z the absolute value |$z| is defined as sqrt($z.re * $z.re + $z.im * $z.im).

say (3+4i).abs;                 # OUTPUT: «5␤» 
                                # sqrt(3*3 + 4*4) == 5