# <

## Description

Compares two values to see if one value is less than a second. Outputs a 1 if the number is less than the comparison-number or 0 if it is equal to or greater than it.

## Examples

## Arguments

### initial-comparison-value [number]

Optional

Sets the initial value, to be compared with a number received in the left inlet. A float argument forces a float comparison.

## Attributes

### Common Box Attributes

## Messages

### bang

In left inlet: Performs the comparison with the numbers currently stored. If there is no argument, < initially holds for comparison.

### int

#### Arguments

input
[int]

### (inlet1)

#### Arguments

comparison-value
[int]

In right inlet: The number is stored to be compared with a number received in the left inlet.

### set

#### Arguments

set-input
[int]

The word

followed by a number will set the input value without causing output. ## Output

### int

if the number in the left inlet is less than the number in the right inlet. if the number in the left inlet is greater than or equal to the number in the right inlet.

## See Also

Name | Description |
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!= | |

<= | |

== | |

> | |

>= | |

Max Basic Tutorial 19: Timing | Max Basic Tutorial 19: Timing |