# $$\text{Minimum}$$¶

You can use the $$\text{Minimum}$$ function to find the minimum value across a collection of scalar values.

You can use the \min backslash command to insert this function.

The following variants of this function are available:

• $$\text{real } \text{Minimum} \left ( \ldots \right )$$

You can supply a list containing single values, sets, tuples, and matrices. If the supplied sets and tuples contain other sets and tuples, then this function will recursively locate the minimum values within those embedded iterable values.

Below is a basic example using the $$Minimum$$ function.

$a = \text{Minimum} \left ( 4, 6, 5 \right )$
$\text{a = 4}$
$A = { 3, 5, 7, 4 } \;\;\;\; B = { 6, 2, 5 }$
$b = \text{Minimum} \left ( A, B \right )$
$\text{b = 2}$
$C = \left ( A, B \right )$
$c = \text{Minimum } C$
$\text{c = 2}$