# mars.tensor.minimum¶

mars.tensor.minimum(x1, x2, out=None, where=None, **kwargs)[source]

Element-wise minimum of tensor elements.

Compare two tensors and returns a new tensor containing the element-wise minima. If one of the elements being compared is a NaN, then that element is returned. If both elements are NaNs then the first is returned. The latter distinction is important for complex NaNs, which are defined as at least one of the real or imaginary parts being a NaN. The net effect is that NaNs are propagated.

Parameters
• x1 (array_like) – The tensors holding the elements to be compared. They must have the same shape, or shapes that can be broadcast to a single shape.

• x2 (array_like) – The tensors holding the elements to be compared. They must have the same shape, or shapes that can be broadcast to a single shape.

• out (Tensor, None, or tuple of Tensor and None, optional) – A location into which the result is stored. If provided, it must have a shape that the inputs broadcast to. If not provided or None, a freshly-allocated tensor is returned. A tuple (possible only as a keyword argument) must have length equal to the number of outputs.

• where (array_like, optional) – Values of True indicate to calculate the ufunc at that position, values of False indicate to leave the value in the output alone.

• **kwargs

Returns

y – The minimum of x1 and x2, element-wise. Returns scalar if both x1 and x2 are scalars.

Return type

Tensor or scalar

`maximum`

Element-wise maximum of two tensors, propagates NaNs.

`fmin`

Element-wise minimum of two tensors, ignores NaNs.

`amin`

The minimum value of a tensor along a given axis, propagates NaNs.

`nanmin`

The minimum value of a tenosr along a given axis, ignores NaNs.

Notes

The minimum is equivalent to `mt.where(x1 <= x2, x1, x2)` when neither x1 nor x2 are NaNs, but it is faster and does proper broadcasting.

Examples

```>>> import mars.tensor as mt
```
```>>> mt.minimum([2, 3, 4], [1, 5, 2]).execute()
array([1, 3, 2])
```
```>>> mt.minimum(mt.eye(2), [0.5, 2]).execute() # broadcasting
array([[ 0.5,  0. ],
[ 0. ,  1. ]])
```
```>>> mt.minimum([mt.nan, 0, mt.nan],[0, mt.nan, mt.nan]).execute()
array([ NaN,  NaN,  NaN])
>>> mt.minimum(-mt.Inf, 1).execute()
-inf
```