Test whether at least one of equations and inequalities represented as elements of symbolic array is valid
any(A)
any(A,dim)
any(
tests whether
at least one element of A
)A
returns logical 1
(true
).
If A
is a matrix, any
tests
elements of each column. If A
is a multidimensional
array, any
tests elements along one dimension.

Symbolic vector, matrix, or multidimensional symbolic array. For example, it can be an array of symbolic equations, inequalities, or logical expressions with symbolic subexpressions. 

Integer. For example, if Default: The first dimension that is not equal to 1 (nonsingleton
dimension). For example, if 
Create vector V
that contains the symbolic
equation and inequalities as its elements:
syms x real V = [x ~= x + 1, abs(x) >= 0, x == x];
Use any
to test whether at least one of them
is valid for all values of x
:
any(V)
ans = 1
Create this matrix of symbolic equations and inequalities:
syms x real M = [x == 2*x, x == abs(x); abs(x) >= 0, x == 2*x]
M = [ x == 2*x, x == abs(x)] [ 0 <= abs(x), x == 2*x]
Use any
to test equations and inequalities
of this matrix. By default, any
tests whether any
element of each column is valid for all possible values of variables.
If at least one equation or inequality in the column is valid (returns
logical 1
), then any
returns
logical 1
for that column. Otherwise, it returns
logical 0
for the column. Thus, it returns 1
for
the first column and 0
for the second column:
any(M)
ans = 1 0
Create this matrix of symbolic equations and inequalities:
syms x real M = [x == 2*x, x == abs(x); abs(x) >= 0, x == 2*x]
M = [ x == 2*x, x == abs(x)] [ 0 <= abs(x), x == 2*x]
For matrices and multidimensional arrays, any
can
test elements along the specified dimension. To specify the dimension,
use the second argument of any
. For example, to
test elements of each column of a matrix, use the value 1 as the second
argument:
any(M, 1)
ans = 1 0
To test elements of each row, use the value 2 as the second argument:
any(M, 2)
ans = 0 1
Test whether any element of this vector returns logical 1
.
Note that any
also converts all numeric values
outside equations and inequalities to logical 1
s
and 0
s. The numeric value 0 becomes logical 0
:
syms x any([0, x == x + 1])
ans = 0
All nonzero numeric values, including negative and complex values,
become logical 1
s:
any([4 + i, x == x + 1])
ans = 1