<Syntax> 



expression .NE. expression
expression /= expression
Each expression must be of type Integer, Real, Complex or Character.






<Semantics> 



Tests two expressions for inequality, returning a default logical result.
The expressions must be of type Integer, Real, Complex, or Character;
if one expression is of type Character both must be.
Note that in the case of type Real, negative zero is not considered to be different from positive zero. 





<Related> 



.AND. operator,
Concatenation (//) operator,
.EQ. (==) operator,
.EQV. operator,
.GE. (>=) operator,
.GT. (>) operator,
.LE. (<=) operator,
.LT. (<) operator,
.NEQV. operator,
.NOT. operator,
Numeric operators,
Operator precedence,
.OR. operator 

