# Compare a Scalar with a Tensor in TensorFlow: A Beginner Guide – TensorFlow Tutorial

By | July 20, 2020

Can we compare a scalar with a tensor in tensorflow? In this tutorial, we will discuss this topic.

The answer is yes. We can compare a scalar with a tensor in tensorflow, we can get a tensor with boolean type.

We will use an example to show you the reason.

Create a tensor

import tensorflow as tf
import numpy as np

seq = tf.Variable(np.array([1,2,3,4]), dtype = np.float32, name = 'seq')

Here seq is a tensorflow tensor.

Compare a scalar with a tensor

cond = 2>seq

where 2 is a scalar.

Output cond

with tf.Session() as sess:
sess.run(tf.global_variables_initializer())
print(sess.run(cond))

Then we will find cond is:

[ True False False False]

The shape of cond is the same to seq.

If the shape of seq is (2, 2), how about cond?

seq = tf.reshape(seq, [2, 2])

cond = 2>seq

Then cond will be:

[[ True False]
[False False]]

The shape of cond is also the same to seq.