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Operators

Addition operator +

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real a = 1. + 2.;

Works for int, real, complex, string, mesh, mesh3, array.

Increment operator ++

Pre-increment:

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int i = 0;
++i;

Post-increment:

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int i = 0;
i++;

Substraction operator -

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real a = 1. - 2.;

Works for int, real, complex, array.

Decrement operator –

Pre-decrement:

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int i = 0;
--i;

Post-decrement:

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int i = 0;
i--;

Multiplication operator *

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real[int] b;
matrix A
real[int] x = A^-1*b;

Works for int, real, complex, array, matrix.

Equal operator =

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real a = 1.;

Comparison operator ==

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real a = 1.;
real b = 1.;

cout << (a == b) << endl;

Comparison operator !=

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real a = 1.;
real b = 2.;

cout << (a != b) << endl;

Comparison operator <, <=

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real a = 1.;
real b = 2.;

cout << (a < b) << endl;
cout << (a <= b) << endl;

Comparison operator >, >=

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real a = 3.;
real b = 2.;

cout << (a > b) << endl;
cout << (a >= b) << endl;

Compound operator +=, -=, *=, /=

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real a = 1;
a += 2.;
a -= 1.;
a *= 3.;
a /= 2.;

Term by term multiplication .*

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matrix A = B .* C;

Division operator /

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real a = 1. / 2.;

Works for int, real, complex.

Term by term division ./

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matrix A = B ./ C;

Remainder from the division %

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int a = 1 % 2;

Works for int, real.

Power operator ^

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real a = 2.^2;

Works for int, real, complex, matrix.

Inverse of a matrix ^-1

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real[int] Res = A^-1 * b;

Warning

This operator can not be used to directly create a matrix, see Matrix inversion.

Transpose operator ‘

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real[int] a = b';

Works for array and matrix.

Note

For matrix<complex>, the ::freefem`’` operator return the Hermitian tranpose.

Tensor scalar product :

\[A:B = \sum_{i,j}{A_{ij}B_{ij}}\]

C++ arithmetical if expression ? :

a ? b : c is equal to b if the a is true, c otherwise.

Tip

Example with int

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int a = 12; int b = 5;

cout << a << " + " << b << " = " << a + b << endl;
cout << a << " - " << b << " = " << a - b << endl;
cout << a << " * " << b << " = " << a * b << endl;
cout << a << " / " << b << " = " << a / b << endl;
cout << a << " % " << b << " = " << a % b << endl;
cout << a << " ^ " << b << " = " << a ^ b << endl;
cout << "( " << a << " < " << b << " ? " << a << " : " << b << ") = " << (a < b ? a : b) << endl;

The output of this script is:

12 + 5 = 17
12 - 5 = 7
12 * 5 = 60
12 / 5 = 2
12 % 5 = 2
12 ^ 5 = 248832
( 12 < 5 ? 12 : 5) = 5

Tip

Example with real

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real a = qsrt(2.); real b = pi;

cout << a << " + " << b << " = " << a + b << endl;
cout << a << " - " << b << " = " << a - b << endl;
cout << a << " * " << b << " = " << a * b << endl;
cout << a << " / " << b << " = " << a / b << endl;
cout << a << " % " << b << " = " << a % b << endl;
cout << a << " ^ " << b << " = " << a ^ b << endl;
cout << "( " << a << " < " << b << " ? " << a << " : " << b << ") = " << (a < b ? a : b) << endl;

The output of this script is:

1.41421 + 3.14159 = 4.55581
1.41421 - 3.14159 = -1.72738
1.41421 * 3.14159 = 4.44288
1.41421 / 3.14159 = 0.450158
1.41421 % 3.14159 = 1
1.41421 ^ 3.14159 = 2.97069
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