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Re: ! operator

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  • Subject: [mg55934] Re: [mg55927] ! operator
  • From: DrBob <drbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 23:07:11 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200504101055.GAA29078@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: drbob at bigfoot.com
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This bug is particularly odd, since Trace gives exactly the same results both ways:

!MemberQ[{1,2,3},3]//Trace

{{MemberQ[{1,2,3},3],True},!True,False}

Not@MemberQ[{1,2,3},3]//Trace

{{MemberQ[{1,2,3},3],True},!True,False}

The second statement (without Trace) outputs False, but the first yields nothing.

Bobby

On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 06:55:02 -0400 (EDT), DongGook Park <dgpark6 at sunchon.ac.kr> wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> Could you explain a mysterious behaviour of "! operator" as shown below?
>
>
> In[43]:=
> MemberQ[{1,2,3},3]
>
> Out[43]=
> True
>
> In[47]:=
> !MemberQ[{1,2,3},3]
> (*  Here Mathematica does not give any response!  *)
>
> In[48]:=
> Not@MemberQ[{1,2,3},3]
>
> Out[48]=
> False
>
>
> Considering the description from Mathematica help:
> 	"!expr is the logical NOT function. It gives False if expr is True,
> and True if it is False."
> This behaviour seems quite suspicious?
>
>
> DongGook
>
>
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-- 
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