minimum Reference

Output the smallest value

minimum

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

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
trough
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