Find logical exclusive-OR



C = xor(A,B) performs a logical exclusive-OR of arrays A and B and returns an array containing elements set to either logical 1 (true) or logical 0 (false). An element of the output array is set to logical 1 (true) if A or B, but not both, contains a nonzero element at that same array location. Otherwise, the array element is set to 0.

For bit-wise logical XOR operations, see bitxor.


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Create a truth table for xor.

A = [true false]
A = 1x2 logical array

   1   0

B = [true; false]
B = 2x1 logical array


C = xor(A,B)
C = 2x2 logical array

   0   1
   1   0

Input Arguments

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Operands, specified as scalars, vectors, matrices, or multidimensional arrays. Inputs A and B must either be the same size or have sizes that are compatible (for example, A is an M-by-N matrix and B is a scalar or 1-by-N row vector). For more information, see Compatible Array Sizes for Basic Operations.

Data Types: single | double | int8 | int16 | int32 | int64 | uint8 | uint16 | uint32 | uint64 | logical | char

Compatibility Considerations

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Behavior changed in R2016b

Extended Capabilities

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Introduced before R2006a