Type and property representing negative integers

Use only in the MuPAD Notebook Interface.

This functionality does not run in MATLAB.


testtype(obj, Type::NegInt)
assume(x, Type::NegInt)
is(ex, Type::NegInt)


Type::NegInt represents negative integers. Type::NegInt is a property, too, which can be used in an assume call.

The call testtype(obj, Type::NegInt) checks, whether obj is a negative integer number and returns TRUE, if it holds, otherwise FALSE.

testtype only performs a syntactical test identifying MuPAD® objects of type DOM_INT and checks, if bool(obj < 0) holds.

The call assume(x, Type::NegInt) marks the identifier x as a negative integer number.

The call is(ex, Type::NegInt) derives, whether the expression ex is a negative integer number (or this property can be derived).

This type represents a property that can be used in assume and is.


Example 1

The following numbers are of type Type::NegInt:

testtype(-2, Type::NegInt),
testtype(-3, Type::NegInt),
testtype(-55, Type::NegInt),
testtype(-1, Type::NegInt),
testtype(-111111111, Type::NegInt)

Example 2

Assume an identifier is a negative integer:

assume(x, Type::NegInt):
is(x, Type::NegInt)

Negative integers are integers, of course:

assume(x, Type::NegInt):
is(x, Type::Integer)

However, integers can be negative or not:

assume(x, Type::Integer):
is(x, Type::NegInt)

delete x:



Any MuPAD object


An identifier or a mathematical expression containing identifiers


An arithmetical expression

Return Values

See testtype, assume and is

See Also

MuPAD Functions

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