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'Or' statement in matlab?

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Aadil
Aadil on 7 Sep 2012
Edited: Simran Wasu on 20 Feb 2016
How can I do this without using else if?:
if balls == 0 & ( x > 5 OR y > 7)
run xscript
end
Thanks,

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Aadil
Aadil on 7 Sep 2012
what I meant is that I can use else if to do the above, but how can I avoid having to write the commands twice like this:
if balls == 0 & x > 5
run xscript
elseif balls == 0 & y > 7
run xscript
end
end
José-Luis
José-Luis on 7 Sep 2012
Image Analyst understood faster and gave you the answer...
Simran Wasu
Simran Wasu on 20 Feb 2016
use '||' for OR command (without quotes).

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 7 Sep 2012
Edited: Image Analyst on 7 Sep 2012
You need two &&:
if balls == 0 && ( x > 5 || y > 7)
% run xscript
xscript();
end

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Jan
Jan on 7 Sep 2012
@Aadil: Simply ask Google for "Matlab &&" and you weill immediate get: http://www.mathworks.de/help/techdoc/ref/logicaloperatorsshortcircuit.html, which refers to http://www.mathworks.de/help/techdoc/ref/logicaloperatorselementwise.html. Or type "help or".
Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 7 Sep 2012
I've seen that before - where the vertical lines don't appear. However I can't reproduce anymore. For me | appears both in regular text, and code formatted text. By the way, I edited by answer to change "run xscript" to be just "xscript" since the "run" command like you had is not needed.
Aadil
Aadil on 7 Sep 2012
ok thanks everyone

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