AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for MIN in 31DEC18



As of Sun Jul 22 0:29:37 2018


MIN: Function verb to return the minimum value of the arguments

INPUTS

          NO adverbs.  Instead, MIN takes two arguments
                     MIN (value1, value2)
          where value1 and value2 are any numeric scalars and/or
          arrays.

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MIN
Type:  Verb      (function: leaves results on the stack)
Use:   To obtain the minimum value of numeric scalars (adverbs,
       subscripted arrays, constants) and/or numeric arrays
       (adverbs).  MIN requires 2 immediate arguments as
                     MIN (value1, value2)
       where value1 and value2 are any numeric scalars or
       arrays.  Examples:
            MIN (3.3, 2.3)           is    2.3
            MIN (-3.3, 2.3)          is   -3.3
       and with LEVS = 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10; I = -6; APARM = 16
            MIN (LEVS, I)            is   -6.0
            MIN (LEVS, 43)           is    1.0
            MIN (LEVS, APARM)        is    1.0

       One can get away with giving MIN only one argument in a small
       number of cases, e.g. print MIN(ANTENNAS) will display the
       minimum value in the array ANTENNAS.  If there are other
       adverbs in the command, MIN will likely pick up one of them to
       include in the min operation.  Thus I = MIN (ANTENNAS) leaves
       the min of I and ANTENNAS on a stack.  In most cases, you are
       better off using two arguments, e.g.
       I = MIN (ANTENNAS, ANTENNAS).
Adverbs:   none.

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