min(set)

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Operator Type:   Set maths
Operator Scope of Action:   Set

The min() operator returns the largest item in a set.

Both the operators max() and min() use lexical comparison in most cases, but numeric comparison if the context is numeric, e.g.:

Width=min("100;2;70") 

Since "Width" is numeric, min() will be return 2.

Name=min("100;2;70") 

Since "Name" is a string, mix() will return 100.

If you don't have a set, create one on the fly:

MyMin = min(collect_if(all,$MyNum>0,$MyNum)) 

A 'lexical sort' is a case-insensitive sort (Aardvark,aarvark,ABLE) and for numbers "2;70;100;" would sort in order "100;2;70" (i.e. ordered on first number first - a number 'computer sort' )


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