# How to Find the Absolute Value of a Number in Python?

In Python, you can get the absolute value of number by using the `abs()` method. It can be used with the following:

## Integer Absolute Value

You can get an integer in absolute form in the following way:

```print(abs(1234)) #=> 1234
print(abs(-1234)) #=> 1234
```

## Floating Point Absolute Value

You can pass a floating point number to the `abs()` method, for example, like so:

```print(abs(12.34)) #=> 12.34
print(abs(-12.34)) #=> 12.34
```

## Complex Number Absolute Value

You can use the `abs()` method with a complex number, which would return its magnitude:

```# complex numbers
print(abs(1234j)) #=> 1234.0
print(abs(-1234j)) #=> 1234.0
```

## Object Absolute Value

If an object implements the `__abs__()` method, then can pass it to the `abs()` method.

For example, you could create a "`NumericStr`" class that accepts numeric strings as value. You can define how these values are converted to their absolute form by implementing the `__abs__()` method, like so:

```class NumericStr:
def __init__(self, value):
self.value = value

def __abs__(self):
return self.value.replace('-', '')

num1 = NumericStr('1234')
num2 = NumericStr('-1234')

print(abs(num1)) #=> '1234'
print(abs(num2)) #=> '1234'
```

Without such an implementation, using a numeric string with the `abs()` method would not possible as it only accepts numbers:

```# TypeError: bad operand type for abs(): 'str'
print(abs('-1234'))
```

If the object does not implement the `__abs__()` method, and you pass it to the `abs()` method, then it will raise an error:

```class NumericStr:
def __init__(self, value):
self.value = value

# TypeError: bad operand type for abs(): 'NumericStr'
print(abs(NumericStr('1234')))
```

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