Function smaller #

Test whether value x is smaller than y.

The function returns true when x is smaller than y and the relative difference between x and y is smaller than the configured epsilon. The function cannot be used to compare values smaller than approximately 2.22e-16.

For matrices, the function is evaluated element wise. Strings are compared by their numerical value.

Syntax #

math.smaller(x, y)

Parameters #

Parameter Type Description
x number | BigNumber | Fraction | boolean | Unit | string | Array | Matrix First value to compare
y number | BigNumber | Fraction | boolean | Unit | string | Array | Matrix Second value to compare

Returns #

Type Description
boolean | Array | Matrix Returns true when the x is smaller than y, else returns false

Examples #

math.smaller(2, 3)            // returns true
math.smaller(5, 2 * 2)        // returns false

const a = math.unit('5 cm')
const b = math.unit('2 inch')
math.smaller(a, b)            // returns true

See also #

equal, unequal, smallerEq, smaller, smallerEq, compare

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