[Numpy-discussion] precedence of '&' and '>' operators

Michael Sorich michael.sorich at gmail.com
Mon Mar 27 16:17:13 CST 2006

It seems that the '&' operator has a higher precedence than a comparison
operator such as '>'. This does not seem so intuitive to me. Is this

>>>import numpy as N
>>>a = N.arange(10)
>>>a>1 & a<4
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<input>", line 1, in ?
ValueError: The truth value of an array with more than one element is
ambiguous. Use a.any() or a.all()
>>>(a>1) & (a<4)
array([False, False, True, True, False, False, False, False, False, False],

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