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# equal

(=) assignment , comparison, equal sign

### Description

- Assignment:
The equal sign

`=`

is used to denote the assignment of value(s) to variable(s). The syntax can be :`a=expr`

where`a`

is a variable name and`expr`

a scilab expression which evaluates to a single result;`[a,b,...]=expr`

where`a`

,`b`

,`...`

are variable names and`expr`

a scilab expression which results in as many results as given variable names.

- Comparison:
The equal sign

`=`

is also used in the comparison operators:`a==b`

denotes equality comparison between the values of the expressions`a`

and`b`

;`a~=b`

denotes inequality comparison between the values of the expressions`a`

and`b`

;`a<=b`

and`a>=b`

denote ordering comparison between the values of the expressions`a`

and`b`

.

See comparison for semantic details.

### See Also

- less — (<) less than comparison
- greater
- boolean — Scilab Objects, boolean variables and operators & | ~
- isequal — objects comparison
- comparison — comparison, relational operators

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