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JavaScript abs() Method: Math Object

Description

The abs() method of math object is used to get the absolute value of a number.

Version

Implemented in JavaScript 1.0

Syntax

abs(x)

Parameter

x : A number

js math object abs

Example:

In the following web document, abs() method returns the absolute value of various numbers.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>JavaScript Math object - abs() method example</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript Math object : abs() method</h1>
<hr />
<script type="text/javascript">
document.write(Math.abs(8.35) + "<br />");
document.write(Math.abs(99.55) + "<br />");
document.write(Math.abs(101.99) + "<br />");
document.write(Math.abs(-87.56) + "<br />");
document.write(Math.abs(6.75-20.25)+ "<br />");
x=36.79
y=45.65
document.write(Math.abs(x) + "<br />");
document.write(Math.abs(-x) + "<br />");
document.write(Math.abs(x-y));
</script>
</body>
</html>

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Supported Browser

Internet Explorer 7 Firefox 3.6 Google Chrome 7 Safari 5.0.1 Opera 10
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See also:

JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties

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JavaScript: Tips of the Day

How to remove a specific item from an array?

Find the index of the array element you want to remove using indexOf, and then remove that index with splice.

The splice() method changes the contents of an array by removing existing elements and/or adding new elements.

const array = [2, 5, 9];

console.log(array);

const index = array.indexOf(5);
if (index > -1) {
  array.splice(index, 1);
}

// array = [2, 9]
console.log(array);

The second parameter of splice is the number of elements to remove. Note that splice modifies the array in place and returns a new array containing the elements that have been removed.

For the reason of completeness, here are functions. The first function removes only a single occurrence (i.e. removing the first match of 5 from [2,5,9,1,5,8,5]), while the second function removes all occurrences:

function removeItemOnce(arr, value) {
  var index = arr.indexOf(value);
  if (index > -1) {
    arr.splice(index, 1);
  }
  return arr;
}

function removeItemAll(arr, value) {
  var i = 0;
  while (i < arr.length) {
    if (arr[i] === value) {
      arr.splice(i, 1);
    } else {
      ++i;
    }
  }
  return arr;
}
//Usage
console.log(removeItemOnce([2,5,9,1,5,8,5], 5))
console.log(removeItemAll([2,5,9,1,5,8,5], 5))

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