Syntax: signum x, signum[x]

Returns -1, 0 or 1 where x is negative, zero or positive respectively. Applies itemwise to lists, dictionaries and tables, and to all data types except symbol. Returns -1 for nulls.

q)signum -2 0 1 3
-1 0 1 1
q)signum (0n;0N;0Nt;0Nd;0Nz;0Nu;0Nv;0Nm;0Nh;0Nj;0Ne)
-1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1

signum is an atomic function.

Find counts of price movements by direction:

q)select count i by signum deltas price from trade

Domain and range

domain b g x h i j e f c s p m d z n u v t
range  i . i i i i i i i . i i i i i i i i

Range: i

Basics: Mathematics