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Re: Min function returns Min[2.05875,] instead of just 2.05875

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  • Subject: [mg100393] Re: Min function returns Min[2.05875,] instead of just 2.05875
  • From: pfalloon <pfalloon at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 06:47:03 -0400 (EDT)
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On Jun 1, 9:12 pm, dg <davide.guari... at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have an matrix "data" with 17x248 real numbers.
>
> When I enter  Min[data], I get
> Min[2.05875, ] as a result, instead of just the number 2.05875.
>
> This is Mathematica 7.0.1 on Mac OS X.
>
> Why?
>
> How can I get just the number from the result?
>
> TIA

Hi,
It's hard to see exactly what's going wrong because you have not
included the exact code, but at a guess I'd say there may some
invisible wrapper around the list of numbers, which is preventing Min
evaluating properly.

In general, the behaviour should be as follows:

In[290]:= data = RandomReal[10, {17, 248}];

Min[data]
Out[291]= 0.00017248

Cheers,
Peter.


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