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### 9.18 `ANY`

— Any value in `MASK` along `DIM` is true

*Description*:`ANY(MASK [, DIM])`

determines if any of the values in the logical array`MASK`along dimension`DIM`are`.TRUE.`

.*Standard*:Fortran 90 and later

*Class*:Transformational function

*Syntax*:`RESULT = ANY(MASK [, DIM])`

*Arguments*:`MASK`The type of the argument shall be `LOGICAL`

and it shall not be scalar.`DIM`(Optional) `DIM`shall be a scalar integer with a value that lies between one and the rank of`MASK`.*Return value*:`ANY(MASK)`

returns a scalar value of type`LOGICAL`

where the kind type parameter is the same as the kind type parameter of`MASK`. If`DIM`is present, then`ANY(MASK, DIM)`

returns an array with the rank of`MASK`minus 1. The shape is determined from the shape of`MASK`where the`DIM`dimension is elided.- (A)
`ANY(MASK)`

is true if any element of`MASK`is true; otherwise, it is false. It also is false if`MASK`has zero size.- (B)
If the rank of

`MASK`is one, then`ANY(MASK,DIM)`

is equivalent to`ANY(MASK)`

. If the rank is greater than one, then`ANY(MASK,DIM)`

is determined by applying`ANY`

to the array sections.

*Example*:program test_any logical l l = any((/.true., .true., .true./)) print *, l call section contains subroutine section integer a(2,3), b(2,3) a = 1 b = 1 b(2,2) = 2 print *, any(a .eq. b, 1) print *, any(a .eq. b, 2) end subroutine section end program test_any

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