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minval

## Description

Determines the minimum value of the elements in an array value, or, if the `dim`

argument is supplied, determines the minimum value along each row of the array in the `dim`

direction. If `mask`

is present, only the elements for which `mask`

is `.true.`

are considered. If the array has zero size, or all of the elements of `mask`

are `.false.`

, then the result is `huge(array)`

if `array`

is numeric, or a string of `char(255)`

characters if `array`

is of character type.

## Standard

Fortran 95 and later

## Class

Transformational function

## Syntax

`result = minval(array, dim [, mask])`

`result = minval(array [, mask])`

## Arguments

`array`

- Shall be an array of type `integer`

, `real`

, or `character`

.
`dim`

- (Optional) Shall be a scalar of type `integer`

, with a value between one and the rank of `array`

, inclusive. It may not be an optional dummy argument.
`mask`

- Shall be an array of type `logical`

, and conformable with `array`

.

## Return value

If `dim`

is absent, or if `array`

has a rank of one, the result is a scalar. If `dim`

is present, the result is an array with a rank one less than the rank of `array`

, and a size corresponding to the size of `array`

with the `dim`

dimension removed. In all cases, the result is of the same type and kind as `array`

.

## See also

min, minloc

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