MinimumItem (GenericNamedArraylist function)

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Item with minimum value or minimum value of function applied to items (FloatNamedArraylist, NamedArraylist, and UnicodeNamedArraylist classes)

[Introduced in Sirius Mods 7.8]

MinimumItem is related to the Minimum collection methods, which return the number or name of the item that has the maximum value in a collection.


%item = anyNal:MinimumItem[( [itemFunction])]

Syntax terms

%item A collection item of the same type as the anyNal object.
anyNal A NamedArraylist, FloatNamedArraylist, or UnicodeNamedArraylist object variable.
itemFunction A function that operates on the type of the items in the collection. It may be a local method or method variable or a class member (Variable, Property), and it must return an intrinsic value. The default itemFunction value is the special identity function, This, which simply returns the item value.

Usage notes

  • The optional itemFunction parameter lets you further manipulate the collection item values before performing the MinimumItem method's item evaluation. The itemFunction default (identity function This) fails against non-intrinsic values, however. If your collection items are not intrinsic values, you must specify an itemFunction function that can map the item values to intrinsic values.


For the NamedArrayList %nal, Minimum returns the index (item name) of the item that has the maximum value, while MinimumItem returns the value of that item:

b %nal is namedArraylist of float %nal = new %nal('Chicago') = 22 %nal('New York') = -999 %nal('Los Angeles') = 3.1415926 %nal('Philadelphia') = 1099 printText {~=%nal:minimum} printText {~=%nal:minimumItem} end

The result is:

%nal:minimum=New York %nal:minimumItem=-999

See also