# min

Return the minimum value.

## Usage

``````var min = require( '@stdlib/math/base/special/min' );
``````

#### min( [x[, y[, ...args]]] )

Returns the minimum value.

``````var v = min( 4.2, 3.14 );
// returns 3.14

v = min( +0.0, -0.0 );
// returns -0.0

v = min( 4.2, 3.14, -1.0, 6.8 );
// returns -1.0
``````

If any argument is `NaN`, the function returns `NaN`.

``````var v = min( 4.2, NaN );
// returns NaN

v = min( NaN, 3.14 );
// returns NaN
``````

If not provided any arguments, the function returns `+infinity`.

``````var v = min();
// returns Infinity
``````

## Notes

• When an empty set is considered a subset of the extended reals (all real numbers, including positive and negative infinity), positive infinity is the greatest lower bound. Similar to zero being the identity element for the sum of an empty set and to one being the identity element for the product of an empty set, positive infinity is the identity element for the minimum, and thus, `min() = +infinity`.

## Examples

``````var minstd = require( '@stdlib/random/base/minstd-shuffle' );
var min = require( '@stdlib/math/base/special/min' );

var x;
var y;
var v;
var i;

for ( i = 0; i < 100; i++ ) {
x = minstd();
y = minstd();
v = min( x, y );
console.log( 'min(%d,%d) = %d', x, y, v );
}
``````