MinimalBy

MinimalBy[{e1,e2,},f]
returns a list of the for which the value of is minimal.

MinimalBy[{e1,e2,},f,n]
returns a list of the corresponding to the n smallest .

MinimalBy[f]
represents an operator form of MinimalBy that can be applied to an expression.

DetailsDetails

  • Values of are compared using the same canonical order as in Sort.
  • The minimal are returned in the order they appear in the input.
  • In the case of MinimalBy[list,f,n], the are sorted in the order of increasing , with those having the same value of being taken in the order they appear in list.
  • MinimalBy[f][expr] is equivalent to MinimalBy[expr,f].

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Find the minimal element by last part:

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All minimal elements are returned, in order of appearance:

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Obtain the first three minimal elements:

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Introduced in 2014
(10.0)