TakeSmallestBy

TakeSmallestBy[list,f,n]

gives the n elements ei in list for which f[ei] is smallest, sorted in ascending order.

TakeSmallestBy[listprop,f,n]

gives the property prop for the n elements in list for which f[ei] is smallest.

TakeSmallestBy[f,n]

represents an operator form of TakeSmallestBy that can be applied to an expression.

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Basic Examples  (3)

Take the two shortest strings in a list:

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Do the same using the operator form of TakeSmallestBy:

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Take the two longest strings in an association:

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Give the four numbers closest to zero:

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Give the 4 numbers closest to zero, or as many as are available if fewer:

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Scope  (3)

Possible Issues  (2)

Neat Examples  (1)

Introduced in 2015
(10.1)
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Updated in 2019
(12.0)