sign {base} | R Documentation |

## Sign Function

### Description

`sign`

returns a vector with the signs of the corresponding
elements of `x`

(the sign of a real number is 1, 0, or *-1*
if the number is positive, zero, or negative, respectively).

Note that `sign`

does not operate on complex vectors.

### Usage

sign(x)

### Arguments

### Details

This is an internal generic primitive function: methods
can be defined for it directly or via the
`Math`

group generic.

### See Also

`abs`

### Examples

sign(pi) # == 1
sign(-2:3) # -1 -1 0 1 1 1

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