50G ABS function perplexing Message #1 Posted by Hal Bitton in Boise on 23 Apr 2008, 12:56 a.m.
Hi folks,
The ABS (absolute value) function on my 50G is not acting as expected. When I try to apply it to an unevaluated algebraic expression in stack level 1, I don't get the expected set of verticle brackets around the expression. If I construct the algebraic in the equation writer the ABS function works fine there, and subsequintly transitions to the stack OK. It just won't tag an expression in the stack. When I use the ABS function on a negative numerical value in level 1, the negative sign goes away as expected.
Other functions, such as IP, FP, etc., work fine in the stack (ie, brackets around the expression preceeded by the function). Is there a flag or setting I need to look at. This is rather strange.
I know I've tagged algebraics (in the stack) with the ABS function in the past, and just to be sure I'm not dreaming, I tried it on my 48GX and got the ABS tag just as expected.
Any help on this greatly appreciated.
Best regards, Hal
