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Relational Operators < > <= >= == ~=

Relational operations



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.


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:

produce the same result:

See Also

all, any, find, strcmp

The logical operators &, |, ~

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