tf.math.abs

Computes the absolute value of a tensor.

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Given a tensor of integer or floating-point values, this operation returns a tensor of the same type, where each element contains the absolute value of the corresponding element in the input.

Given a tensor x of complex numbers, this operation returns a tensor of type float32 or float64 that is the absolute value of each element in x. For a complex number \(a + bj\), its absolute value is computed as \(\sqrt{a^2 + b^2}\).

For example:

# real number
x = tf.constant([-2.25, 3.25])
tf.abs(x)
<tf.Tensor: shape=(2,), dtype=float32,
numpy=array([2.25, 3.25], dtype=float32)>
# complex number
x = tf.constant([[-2.25 + 4.75j], [-3.25 + 5.75j]])
tf.abs(x)
<tf.Tensor: shape=(2, 1), dtype=float64, numpy=
array([[5.25594901],
       [6.60492241]])>

x A Tensor or SparseTensor of type float16, float32, float64, int32, int64, complex64 or complex128.
name A name for the operation (optional).