IffV Function

If the first argument evaluates to TRUE (i.e. non-zero) the function will return the value of argument 2. Otherwise it will return the value of argument 3. Note that the type of arguments 2 and 3 must both be the same. No implicit type conversion will be performed on these arguments.

This function performs the same operation as Iff but also works with vectors whereas Iff only works with scalar values.

All three arguments may be vectors but the lengths must satisfy the following conditions:

Argument 2 (true value) must be the same length as argument 3 (false value) Argument 1 (test) must either be the same length as arguments 2 and 3 or must have a length of 1

If the test has a length greater than 1 then each element of the test is tested to select the corresponding element in the true and false vectors. If the length of the test is 1 then this value is used to select the entire vector - either the true value or false value.

The return value includes the reference value copied from argument 2. To be useful this assumes that the references of arguments 2 and 3 are the same. This would usually be the case in most applications but the function does not test this.


Number Type Compulsory Default Description
1 real Yes Test
2 real, complex, string Yes true value
3 real, complex, string Yes false value


Return type: Matches arguments 2 and 3 (must be the same)