GREATER

Purpose:

Determines the greater of two expressions.

Syntax:

GREATER(val1, val2)

val1

-

A scalar, series, or table.

val2

-

A scalar, series, or table.

Returns:

A scalar, series, or table (containing the value 1 or 0) of the same type as the higher of the two expressions. 1: TRUE, 0: FALSE. Integer is the lowest type, Real is next, and Complex is the highest type. If one or both of the expressions is a series, then a series results. The following is a list of type conversion rules:

 

Integer

>

Real

yields Real

Integer

>

Series

yields Series

Integer

>

Integer

yields Integer

Real

>

Complex

yields Complex

Real

>

Series

yields Series

Complex

>

Real Series

yields Complex Series

String

>

String

yields String

Example:

greater(max(W1), 20)

 

returns a 1 if the maximum value of W1 is greater than 20.0, or 0 if the maximum value of W1 is less than or equal to 20.0.

 

greater({3, 5, 1, 10}, 8)

 

returns a series {0, 0, 0, 1}.

Remarks:

greater(a, b) is equivalent to a > b.

 

String comparisons use STRCMP

See Also:

< <= > >= == != (Conditional Operators)

&& || ! AND OR NOT XOR (Logical Operators)

GREATEREQUAL

LESSER