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minimum

Output the smallest value

Description

Watches an input stream for any numbers which are less than its most recently set minimum. If the input value is greater than or equal to the minimum, the minimum value is output. If the input value is less, that value is output.

Examples

The output is the lesser of two numbers, or the smallest in a list of numbers

Arguments

initial [int or float]

Optional

Sets an initial value to be compared with numbers received in the left inlet. If the argument contains a decimal point, all numbers are compared as floats, and the output is a float. If there is no argument, the initial value is 0.

Attributes

Common Box Attributes

annotation [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in the Clue window when the user moves the mouse over the object.

background [int] (default: 0)

Adds or removes the object from the patcher's background layer. background 1 adds the object to the background layer, background 0 removes it. Objects in the background layer are shown behind all objects in the default foreground layer.

color [4 floats]

Sets the color for the object box outline.

fontface [int]

Sets the type style used by the object. The options are:

plain
bold
italic
bold italic

Possible values:

0 = 'regular'
1 = 'bold'
2 = 'italic'
3 = 'bold italic'

fontname [symbol]

Sets the object's font.

fontsize [float]

Sets the object's font size (in points).

Possible values:

'8'
'9'
'10'
'11'
'12'
'13'
'14'
'16'
'18'
'20'
'24'
'30'
'36'
'48'
'64'
'72'

hidden [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object is hidden when the patcher is locked.

hint [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in as a pop-up hint when the user moves the mouse over the object in a locked patcher.

ignoreclick [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object ignores mouse clicks in a locked patcher.

patching_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 100. 0.)

Sets the position and size of the object in the patcher window.

position [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's x and y position in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its size unchanged.

presentation [int] (default: 0)

Sets whether an object belongs to the patcher's presentation.

presentation_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 0. 0.)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in the patcher's presentation, leaving its patching position unchanged.

rect [4 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation).

size [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's width and height in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its position unchanged.

textcolor [float]

Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.

textjustification [int]

Text Justification

Possible values:

0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'

varname [symbol]

Sets the patcher's scripting name, which can be used to address the object by name in pattr, scripting messages to thispatcher, and the js object.

Messages

bang

In left inlet: Sends the most recent output out the outlet again.

int

Arguments

input [int]
In left inlet: If the number is less than the value currently stored in minimum, it is sent out the outlet. Otherwise, the stored value is sent out.

  (inlet1)

Arguments

value [int]
In right inlet: The number is stored for comparison with subsequent numbers received in the left inlet.

float

Arguments

input [float]
In left inlet: Converted to int , unless there is a float argument, in which case all numbers are compared as floats.

  (inlet1)

Arguments

comparison-value [float]
In right inlet: Converted to int , unless there is a float argument, in which case all numbers are compared as floats.

list

Arguments

input [list]
In left inlet: The numbers in the list are all compared to each other, and the smallest value is sent out the outlet. The value stored in minimum is replaced by the next smallest value in the list. The minimum object accepts lists of up to 256 elements.

Output

float

Floats are output only if there is an argument with a decimal point.

int

The number received in the left inlet is compared with the value currently held by minimum (or numbers received as a list are compared with each other), and the smallest of the numbers is sent out the outlet.

See Also

Name Description
maximum Output the highest value
trough Output a number if it is less than previous numbers
< Compare numbers for less than condition