MATLAB Function Reference |

**Syntax**

**Description**

The relational operators are `<`

, `>`

, `<=`

, `>=`

, `==`

, and `~=`

. Relational operators perform element-by-element comparisons between two arrays. They return a `logical`

array of the same size, with elements set to true (1) where the relation is true, and elements set to false (0) where it is not.

The operators `<`

, `>`

, `<=`

, and `>=`

use only the real part of their operands for the comparison. The operators `==`

and `~=`

test real and imaginary parts.

To test if two strings are equivalent, use `strcmp`

, which allows vectors of dissimilar length to be compared.

**Examples**

If one of the operands is a scalar and the other a matrix, the scalar expands to the size of the matrix. For example, the two pairs of statements:

**See Also**

The logical operators `&`

, `|`

, `~`

Arithmetic Operators + - * / \ ^ ' | Logical Operators, Element-wise & | ~ |