why do we use operator abs

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In operators module we have a helper method operator.abs. But in python abs is already a function, and the only way I know to invoke the __abs__ method on an object is by function call anyway.

Is there some other fancy way I don't know about to take the absolute value of a number? If not, why does operator.abs exist in the first place, and what is an example where you would have to use it instead of plain old abs?
Apr 2, 2019 in Python by ana1504.k
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abs(...)
    abs(a) -- Same as abs(a).

No, I don’t think there’s some other fancy way you don’t know about, or really any reason at all for this to be here at all except for consistency.
answered Apr 2, 2019 by SDeb
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 python and abs() in Python

The abs() take one argument and give absolute value. The argument can be an integer, a floating point number or a complex number.

  • If  argument is an integer or floating number, abs() returns the absolute value in integer or float.

  • if argument is  complex number abs() returns only the magnitude part and that can also be a floating point number

example

x = abs(-7.25)

output:7.25

answered Apr 3, 2019 by anonymous

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