# [R] a < b < c is alway TRUE

David Meyer david.meyer at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Fri Jul 6 12:27:54 CEST 2001

```Monika Ferster wrote:
>
> Uwe Ligges writes:
>  > One of our students did something like:
>  >
>  >   x[a < b < c]
>  >
>  >
>  >   x[a < b & b < c]
>  >
>  >
>  > But why is
>  >
>  >   3 < 2 < 1  # [1] TRUE ???
>  >

3 < 2 is FALSE=0, and 0<1 is always TRUE.

>
> 3 < 2 < 1 seems to be seen like a double no because 3 < 2 < 1 < 0 returns
> F. It looks like the multiplication of -1 what is strange, because F
> corresponds to the value 0. So if you do (3<2)*(2<1) you get 0 and not the
> value of T (=1).
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