# &

## Description

Performs a bit-by-bit AND of two numbers as expressed in binary. Outputs a number composed of all those bits which are 1 in both of the two numbers.

## Examples

## Arguments

### initial-value [int]

Optional

Sets an initial value to be AND-ed with a number received in the left inlet.

## Attributes

### Common Box Attributes

## Messages

### bang

In left inlet: Performs the comparison with the numbers currently stored. If there is no argument, & initially holds 0 for comparison.

### int

#### Arguments

input
[int]

In left inlet: The number is compared, in binary form, with the number in the right inlet. The output is a number composed of those bits which are 1 in both numbers.

### (inlet1)

#### Arguments

comparison-number
[int]

In right inlet: The number is stored for comparison with a number received in the left inlet.

### float

#### Arguments

input
[float]

Converted to

. ### set

#### Arguments

set-input
[int]

In left inlet: The word

followed by a number will set the input to the bitwise-and operation without causing output (a successive will output the result). ### list

#### Arguments

input
[number]

comparison-value [number]

comparison-value [number]

In left inlet: Compares the first and second numbers bit-by-bit, and outputs a number composed of those bits which are 1 in both numbers.

## Output

### int

The two numbers received in the inlets are compared, one bit at a time. If a bit is 1 in both numbers, it will be 1 in the output number, otherwise it will be 0 in the output number.

## See Also

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