One of the reasons for the popularity of Python is its built-in functions. Python provides a large number of built-in functions. The is an absolute value function to find the Python abs Function of any number. While working with distance calculations we always need a positive number. As distance is always positive. Another example of the usage of absolute values is speed calculations. Let’s take a look at how to use the Python abs Function.

x = -9 print(abs(x)) |

*The output is shown below.*

## Distance example

The take a look at the distance formula. If we take the absolute value of the difference then we

Don’t need to take the square and then square root.

point1 = [4, 0]point2 = [6, 6]dist = ((point1[0]-point2[1]))+((point1[0]-point2[1]))print(dist) print(abs(dist)) |

*The output is as follows.*

## Complex number examples

To find the magnitude of a complex number absolute value function can be used. Let’s take a look at an example.

complex_num = 5 – 5j print(complex_num) print(abs(complex_num)) complex_num2 = 7 + 4j print(complex_num2) print( abs(complex_num2)) |