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Get the Minimum element of an Object in R Programming – min() Function

  • Last Updated : 05 Jun, 2020

min() function in R Language is used to find the minimum element present in an object. This object can be a Vector, a list, a matrix, a data frame, etc..

Syntax: min(object, na.rm)

Parameters:
object: Vector, matrix, list, data frame, etc.
na.rm: Boolean value to remove NA element.

Example 1:




# R program to illustrate 
# the use of min() function
  
# Creating vectors
x1 <- c(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
x2 <- c(4, 2, 8, NA, 11)
  
# Finding minimum element
min(x1)
min(x2, na.rm = FALSE)
min(x2, na.rm = TRUE)

Output:

[1] 1
[1] NA
[1] 2

Example 2:




# R program to illustrate 
# the use of min() function
  
# Creating a matrix
arr = array(2:13, dim = c(2, 3, 2)) 
print(arr)
  
# Using min() function
min(arr)

Output:

,, 1

     [, 1] [, 2] [, 3]
[1, ]    2    4    6
[2, ]    3    5    7,, 2

     [, 1] [, 2] [, 3]
[1, ]    8   10   12
[2, ]    9   11   13

[1] 2
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