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**Wink****Guest**

What will be sgn(a+bi)?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Wink;

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**Wink****Guest**

Is the csgn(x) function related to sgn(x)?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

The csgn function is defined like this:

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**Wink****Guest**

If I want to find sign of complex number what should I use, sgn(z) or csgn(z)

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I would use the sgn(z).

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**Wink****Guest**

Then what is csgn for?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

The guys at Waterloo say:

The csgn function is used to determine in which half-plane ("left" or "right") the complex-valued expression or number x lies.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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