# VectorGreaterEqual xy or VectorGreaterEqual[{x,y}]

yields True for vectors of length n if xiyi for all components .

xκy or VectorGreaterEqual[{x,y},κ]

yields True for x and y if x-yκ, where κ is a proper convex cone.

# Details  • VectorGreaterEqual gives a partial ordering of elements in a vector space that is still compatible with vector space operations.
• VectorGreaterEqual is typically used to specify vector inequalities for constrained optimization, inequality solving and integration.
• By using the character , entered as v>= or \[VectorGreaterEqual], with subscripts vector inequalities can be entered as follows:
• VectorGreaterEqual[{x,y}] the standard vector inequality VectorGreaterEqual[{x,y},κ] vector inequality defined by a cone κ
• xy remains unevaluated if x or y has a non-numeric element; typically gives True or False otherwise.
• When x and y are n-vectors, xy yields False if xi>yi for any component .
• When x is an n-vector and y is a scalar, xy yields True if xiy for all components .
• Possible cone specifications κ in for vectors x include:
•  {"NonNegativeCone", n}  such that {"NormCone", n}  such that Norm[{x1,…,xn-1}]≤xn "ExponentialCone"  such that "DualExponentialCone"  such that or {"PowerCone",α}  such that {"DualPowerCone",α}  such that • Possible cone specifications κ in for matrices x include:
•  "NonNegativeCone"  such that {"SemidefiniteCone", n} symmetric positive semidefinite matrices • Possible cone specifications κ in for arrays x include:
•  "NonNegativeCone"  such that • For exact numeric quantities, VectorGreaterEqual internally uses numerical approximations to establish numerical ordering. This process can be affected by the setting of the global variable \$MaxExtraPrecision.

# Examples

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## Basic Examples(2)

xy yields True when xiyi is True for all i=1,,n:

xy yields False when xi<yi is False for any i=1,,n:

Represent a vector inequality:

When v is replaced by numerical vector space elements, the inequality gives True or False:

## Scope(7)

Determine if all of the elements in a vector are non-negative:

Determine if all components are less than or equal to 1:

!xy does not imply xy:

For each component, !xiyi does imply xi<yi:

Compare the components of two matrices:

Compare symmetric matrices:

Represent the condition that Norm[{x,y}]<=1:

Represent the condition that :

Show where for non-negative x,y with α between 0 and 1:

## Applications(1)

VectorGreaterEqual is a fast way to compare many elements:

Introduced in 2019
(12.0)