What are Chained Comparison Operators in Python with Syntax and Examples
In this tutorial we will learn how to chain comparison operators and we will also introduce two other important statements in Python: and and or.
An interesting feature of Python is the ability to chain multiple comparisons to perform a more complex test. You can use these chained comparisons as shorthand for larger Boolean Expressions.
Let’s look at a few examples of using chains:
1 < 2 < 3 True
The above statement checks if 1 was less than 2 and if 2 was less than 3. We could have written this using an and statement in Python:
1<2 and 2<3 True
The and is used to make sure two checks have to be true in order for the total check to be true. Let’s see another example:
1 < 3 > 2 True
The above checks if 3 is larger than both of the other numbers, so you could use and to rewrite it as:
1<3 and 3>2 True
It’s important to note that Python is checking both instances of the comparisons. We can also use or to write comparisons in Python.
1==2 or 2<3 True
Note: How it was true?
This is because with the or operator, we only need one or the other to be true.
Let’s see one more example :
1==1 or 100==1 True