# array min

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## Builtin

Finding the minimum value in a list is easily done using the builtin min()

1min([0,1,0,2,1,0,1,3,2,1,2,1]) # 0


## Reduce

This is very similar to using reduce:

1from functools import reduce
2A = [0,1,0,2,1,0,1,3,2,1,2,1]
3m = reduce(lambda a, x: min(a, x), A)
4print(m)


Output:

10


## Iterative

However, very often you'll want to do so iteratively, to use the min up until this v for example.

1A = [3,2,1,1,2,1,0,1,3,2,1,2,1]
2m = float('inf')
3for v in A:
4    m = min(v, m)
5    print(m, end=' ')


Output:

13 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


Notice the use of float('inf') . It can feel a little counterintuitive mixing types, but this is easier to remember than sys.maxsize.