[R] a < b < c is alway TRUE
David Meyer
david.meyer at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Fri Jul 6 15:09:04 CEST 2001
Till Baumgaertel wrote:
>
> > 3 < 2 < 1 # [1] TRUE ???
> this is evaluated from left to right:
> (3<2)<1
>
> 3<2 = FALSE
> FALSE<1 = TRUE
>
> what's surprising is the following:
> > FALSE<1
> [1] TRUE
> > FALSE>1
> [1] FALSE
> > TRUE<1
> [1] FALSE
> > TRUE>1
> [1] FALSE
>
> because of symmetry i'd expect TRUE>1 to be TRUE.
Not surprising at all; the symmetric case is
> T>0
[1] TRUE
> T<0
[1] FALSE
TRUE is neither greater nor less than 1; it's exactly 1.
And also note that not(<) is >=, and not >.
-d
>
> cu
> till
>
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