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Calling Sequence

[m [,k]]=min(A)
[m [,k]]=min(A,'c')
[m [,k]]=min(A,'r')
[m [,k]]=min(A,'m')
[m [,k]]=min(A1,A2,...,An)
[m [,k]]=min(list(A1,A2,...,An))



real vector or matrix.


a set of real vectors or matrices, all of the same size or scalar.


For A, a real vector or matrix, min(A) is the least element A. [m,k]=min(A) gives in addition the index of the minimum. A second argument of type string 'r' or 'c' can be used : 'r' is used to get a row vector m such that m(j) contains the minimum of the jth column of A (A(:,j)), k(j) gives the row indice which contain the minimum for column j. 'c' is used for the dual operation on the rows of A. 'm' is used for compatibility with Matlab.

m=min(A1,A2,...,An), where all the Aj are matrices of the same sizes, returns a vector or a matrix m of size size(m)=size(A1) such that m(i)= min( Aj(i)), j=1,...,n. [m,k]=min(A1,A2,...,An) gives in addition the vector or matrix k. For a fixed i, k(i) is the number of the first Aj(i) achieving the minimum.

[m,k]=min(list(A1,...,An)) is an equivalent syntax of [m,k]=min(A1,A2,...,An).



See Also

  • gsort — sorting by quick sort algorithm
  • find — find indices of boolean vector or matrix true elements
  • max — maximum
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