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sig() -- return the sign of its argument

Synopsis:
a=sig(b) 

Description:
Return +1, -1 or 0, if the single argument is positive, negative or zero.

Example:
//*** requires ncurses support compiled in ***
//See Documentation/Advanced for info.
clear screen 
dim c$(3):c$(1)="red":c$(2)="white":c$(3)="green" 
do 
	num=ran(100)-50 
	print color(c$(2+sig(num))) num 
loop 
Explanation:

  This program prints an infinite sequence of random number; positive numbers are printed in green, negative numbers are printed red (an exact zero would be printed white). (With a little extra work, this program could be easily extended into a brogerage system).

  Start this program in a terminal.



Related: abs, int, frac