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Minimum elements of an array



C = min(A) returns the smallest elements along different dimensions of an array.

If A is a vector, min(A) returns the smallest element in A.

If A is a matrix, min(A) treats the columns of A as vectors, returning a row vector containing the minimum element from each column.

If A is a multidimensional array, min operates along the first nonsingleton dimension.

C = min(A,B) returns an array the same size as A and B with the smallest elements taken from A or B.

C = min(A,[],dim) returns the smallest elements along the dimension of A specified by scalar dim. For example, min(A,[],1) produces the minimum values along the first dimension (the rows) of A.

[C,I] = min(...) finds the indices of the minimum values of A, and returns them in output vector I. If there are several identical minimum values, the index of the first one found is returned.


For complex input A, min returns the complex number with the largest complex modulus (magnitude), computed with min(abs(A)), and ignores the phase angle, angle(A). The min function ignores NaNs.

See Also

max, mean, median, sort

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