# numpy.fmin¶

numpy.fmin(x1, x2[, out]) = <ufunc 'fmin'>

Element-wise minimum of array elements.

Compare two arrays and returns a new array containing the element-wise minima. If one of the elements being compared is a NaN, then the non-nan 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 ignored when possible.

Parameters: x1, x2 : array_like The arrays holding the elements to be compared. They must have the same shape. y : ndarray or scalar The minimum of x1 and x2, element-wise. Returns scalar if both x1 and x2 are scalars.

fmax
Element-wise maximum of two arrays, ignores NaNs.
minimum
Element-wise minimum of two arrays, propagates NaNs.
amin
The minimum value of an array along a given axis, propagates NaNs.
nanmin
The minimum value of an array along a given axis, ignores NaNs.

Notes

New in version 1.3.0.

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

Examples

```>>> np.fmin([2, 3, 4], [1, 5, 2])
array([2, 5, 4])
```
```>>> np.fmin(np.eye(2), [0.5, 2])
array([[ 1. ,  2. ],
[ 0.5,  2. ]])
```
```>>> np.fmin([np.nan, 0, np.nan],[0, np.nan, np.nan])
array([  0.,   0.,  NaN])
```

numpy.fmax

numpy.nan_to_num