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

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• Subject: [mg100391] Re: Min function returns Min[2.05875,] instead of just 2.05875
• From: Christopher Henrich <chenrich at monmouth.com>
• Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 06:46:39 -0400 (EDT)
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```In article <h00d38\$pkq\$1 at smc.vnet.net>, dg <davide.guarisco 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

I think you have a non-printing character in your matrix.
Min[2,3,4,5,x] reduces to Min[2,x]. But if the "x" was something so
strange that Mathematica did not have a way of printing it, then I think
we would see Min[2,].

If "data" is stored as a list of 17 row, each of which should contain
248 numbers, then look for a row with Length[row] = 249.

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Christopher J. Henrich
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```

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