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# Get the Minimum element of an Object in R Programming – min() Function

`min()` function in R Language is used to find the minimum element present in an object. This object can be a Vector, a list, a matrix, a data frame, etc..

Syntax: min(object, na.rm)

Parameters:
object: Vector, matrix, list, data frame, etc.
na.rm: Boolean value to remove NA element.

Example 1:

 `# R program to illustrate  ` `# the use of min() function ` ` `  `# Creating vectors ` `x1 <``-` `c(``1``, ``2``, ``3``, ``4``, ``5``, ``6``, ``7``, ``8``, ``9``) ` `x2 <``-` `c(``4``, ``2``, ``8``, NA, ``11``) ` ` `  `# Finding minimum element ` `min``(x1) ` `min``(x2, na.rm ``=` `FALSE) ` `min``(x2, na.rm ``=` `TRUE) `

Output:

``` 1
 NA
 2
```

Example 2:

 `# R program to illustrate  ` `# the use of min() function ` ` `  `# Creating a matrix ` `arr ``=` `array(``2``:``13``, dim ``=` `c(``2``, ``3``, ``2``))  ` `print``(arr) ` ` `  `# Using min() function ` `min``(arr) `

Output:

```,, 1

[, 1] [, 2] [, 3]
[1, ]    2    4    6
[2, ]    3    5    7,, 2

[, 1] [, 2] [, 3]
[1, ]    8   10   12
[2, ]    9   11   13

 2
```
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