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

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg100396] Re: Min function returns Min[2.05875,] instead of just 2.05875*From*: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 06:47:39 -0400 (EDT)

On 6/1/09 at 7:12 AM, davide.guarisco at gmail.com (dg) 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? There is at least one entry in your matrix that does not have a numeric value. Quite likely, this is a Null. This can happen when you read data in from a CSV file using Import and there is an extra comma somewhere. You can verify this to be the case by doing Union[Head/@Flatten[data]] >How can I get just the number from the result? Obviously, the best choice would be to fix the problem of a non-numeric entry. However, the numeric value can be extracted in a number of ways such as In[2]:= Cases[List @@ Min[2.05875,], _?NumericQ][[1]] Out[2]= 2.05875