# 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.

### Examples

### See also

- less — (<) less than comparison
- greater
- boolean — Objets Scilab, variables booléennes et opérateurs & | ~
- isequal — comparison of objects
- comparison — comparison, relational operators

### History

Version | Description |

6.0 | `~` (not) priority is now higher than the comparisons one
(`== ~= <= >=` ). For instance, `~%t==1`
is parsed as `(~%t)==1` instead of `~(%t==1)`
and now yields `%F` instead of `%T` . |

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