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Example, with RSometimes a minimum is very obvious:
Or you could find the minimum with R
Definition and Use
Simple formulaAssuming there are n different items in y, and r is their rank:
the minimum of y is y[r = 1]
Tips and Notes
To obtain the minimum of a non-numerical list you must be able to rank its contents: