# min

Smallest element in array of `fi`

objects

## Description

returns
the smallest elements along different dimensions of `x`

= min(`a`

)`fi`

array `a`

.

If `a`

is a vector, `min(a)`

returns
the smallest element in `a`

.

If `a`

is a matrix, `min(a)`

treats
the columns of `a`

as vectors, returning a row vector
containing the minimum element from each column.

If `a`

is a multidimensional array, `min`

operates
along the first nonsingleton dimension and returns an array of minimum
values.

## Examples

## Input Arguments

## Output Arguments

## Algorithms

When `a`

or `b`

is complex,
the `min`

function returns the element with the smallest
magnitude. If two magnitudes are equal, then `min`

returns
the first value. This behavior differs from how the builtin `min`

function resolves ties between complex
numbers.

## Extended Capabilities

**Introduced before R2006a**