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J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

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Wednesday June 25, 2008
09:41 AM

Absolute value (verb)

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What's the verb for "taking the absolute value of," if there is such a word? I'm persnickety about getting my functions named right, and moreso because this one is mathematical. :)

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  • I'm not sure whether there is a single-word verb for that. It's a noun (aka "modulus"), and normally it's called abs in programming, anyway.

    What's the verb for "taking the square root of"? For "taking the sine of"?