Python Number min() Method

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Description

The method min() returns the smallest of its arguments: the value closest to negative infinity.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for min() method:

min( x, y, z, .... )

Parameters

  • x -- This is a numeric expression.

  • y -- This is also a numeric expression.

  • z -- This is also a numeric expression.

Return Value

This method returns smallest of its arguments.

Example

The following example shows the usage of min() method.

#!/usr/bin/python

print "min(80, 100, 1000) : ", min(80, 100, 1000)
print "min(-20, 100, 400) : ", min(-20, 100, 400)
print "min(-80, -20, -10) : ", min(-80, -20, -10)
print "min(0, 100, -400) : ", min(0, 100, -400)

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

min(80, 100, 1000) :  80
min(-20, 100, 400) :  -20
min(-80, -20, -10) :  -80
min(0, 100, -400) :  -400



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