Scripting Guide > Data Structures > Matrices > Comparisons, Range Checks, and Logical Operators
Publication date: 11/29/2021

## Comparisons, Range Checks, and Logical Operators

JMP’s comparison, range check, and logical operators work with matrices and produce matrices of elementwise Boolean results. You can compare conformable matrices.

`A < B; // less than`
`A <= B; // less or equal`
`A > B; // greater than`
`A >= B; // greater or equal`
`A == B; // equal to`
`A != B; // not equal to`
`A < B < C; // continued comparison (range check)`
`A | B; // logical OR`
`A & B; // logical AND`
`( A & !B ) | ( !A & B ); // exlusive OR`
`!( A & B ) & ( A | B ); // exlusive OR`

You can use the Any() or All() functions to summarize matrix comparison results. Any() returns a 1 if any element is nonzero. All() returns a 1 if all elements are nonzero.

`[2 2] == [1 2]; // returns [0 1], therefore:`
`All( [2 2] == [1 2] ); // returns 0`
`Any( [2 2] == [1 2] ); // returns 1`

Min() or Max() return the minimum or maximum element from the matrix or matrices given as arguments.

`A = [1 2 3, 4 5 6, 7 8 9, 10 11 12];`
`B = [0 1 2, 2 1 0, 0 1 1, 2 0 0];`
`Min( A ); // returns 1`
`Max( A ); // returns 12`
`Min( A, B ); // returns 0`