# SGN

 BASIC keyword Keyword: SGN Abbreviation: S, Shift+G Type: Function Token code: 180/\$B4 Handling routinein BASIC ROM: 48185–48215\$BC39–BC57 List of all BASIC keywords

Remark: This article describes the BASIC-Command SGN in BASIC V2 at the Commodore 64.

```Typ: Numeric Function
General Programming-Syntax: SGN(<Numeric>)
```

The function SGN gives autonomous of the algebraic sign the number (-1; 0; 1) of a numerical argument.

• values with negative prefix: -1
• zero: 0
• values with positive prefix: 1

When the term isn't a number, the BASIC error ?TYPE MISMATCH ERROR IN line occurrs. It can be only used number with values from -1e+38 until 1e+38. Then this area is out of range the BASIC error?OVERFLOW ERROR IN line is viewing. When the numeric argument is absent, it appears a ?SYNTAX ERROR IN line.

## Examples

```PRINT SGN(-11) Result: -1
PRINT SGN(0.0) Result:  0
PRINT SGN(105) Result:  1
```
BASIC V2.0 (second release) Commands

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