# Boolean XOr

## Summary

Performs a Boolean eXclusive Or operation on the cell values of two input rasters.

If one input value is true (non-zero) and the other false (zero), the output is 1. If both input values are true or both are false, the output is 0.

## Usage

• The Boolean math tools interpret the inputs as Boolean values, where nonzero values are considered true, and zero is considered false.

• Two inputs are necessary for this Boolean evaluation to take place.

• The order of inputs is irrelevant for this tool.

• If the input values are floating point, they are converted to integer values of either 0 or 1 before the operation is performed. If the input value is a floating point 0.0, it is converted to an integer 0. If the input is any value other than 0.0, it is converted to be an integer 1. For example, input float values of 0.6, 32.22 and -4.2 will all be treated as being 1. The output values are always integer.

## Syntax

`BooleanXOr (in_raster_or_constant1, in_raster_or_constant2)`
 Parameter Explanation Data Type in_raster_or_constant1 The first input to use in this Boolean operation.A number can be used as an input for this parameter, provided a raster is specified for the other parameter. To be able to specify a number for both inputs, the cell size and extent must first be set in the environment. Raster Layer; Constant in_raster_or_constant2 The second input to use in this Boolean operation.A number can be used as an input for this parameter, provided a raster is specified for the other parameter. To be able to specify a number for both inputs, the cell size and extent must first be set in the environment. Raster Layer; Constant

#### Return Value

 Name Explanation Data Type out_raster The output raster.The output values will be either 0 or 1. Raster

## Code sample

BooleanXOr example 1 (Python window)

This example performs a Boolean XOr operation on two Grid rasters and outputs a TIFF raster.

``````import arcpy
from arcpy import env
from arcpy.ia import *
env.workspace = "C:/iapyexamples/data"
outBooleanXOr = BooleanXOr("degs", "negs")
outBooleanXOr.save("C:/iapyexamples/output/outboolxor.tif")``````
BooleanXOr example 2 (stand-alone script)

This example performs a Boolean XOr operation on two Grid rasters.

``````# Name: BooleanXOr_Ex_02.py
# Description: Performs a Boolean Exclusive Or operation on the
#              pixel values of two input rasters
# Requirements: Image Analyst Extension

# Import system modules
import arcpy
from arcpy import env
from arcpy.ia import *

# Set environment settings
env.workspace = "C:/iapyexamples/data"

# Set local variables
inRaster1 = "degs"
inRaster2 = "negs"

# Check out the ArcGIS Image Analyst extension license
arcpy.CheckOutExtension("ImageAnalyst")

# Execute BooleanXOr
outBooleanXOr = BooleanXOr(inRaster1, inRaster2)

# Save the output
outBooleanXOr.save("C:/iapyexamples/output/outboolxor")``````

## Licensing information

• Basic: Requires Image Analyst or Spatial Analyst
• Standard: Requires Image Analyst or Spatial Analyst
• Advanced: Requires Image Analyst or Spatial Analyst