pandas.Series.min

Series.min(axis=None, skipna=True, level=None, numeric_only=None, **kwargs)[source]

Return the minimum of the values over the requested axis.

If you want the index of the minimum, use idxmin. This is the equivalent of the numpy.ndarray method argmin.

Parameters
axis{index (0)}

Axis for the function to be applied on.

skipnabool, default True

Exclude NA/null values when computing the result.

levelint or level name, default None

If the axis is a MultiIndex (hierarchical), count along a particular level, collapsing into a scalar.

numeric_onlybool, default None

Include only float, int, boolean columns. If None, will attempt to use everything, then use only numeric data. Not implemented for Series.

**kwargs

Additional keyword arguments to be passed to the function.

Returns
scalar or Series (if level specified)

See also

Series.sum

Return the sum.

Series.min

Return the minimum.

Series.max

Return the maximum.

Series.idxmin

Return the index of the minimum.

Series.idxmax

Return the index of the maximum.

DataFrame.sum

Return the sum over the requested axis.

DataFrame.min

Return the minimum over the requested axis.

DataFrame.max

Return the maximum over the requested axis.

DataFrame.idxmin

Return the index of the minimum over the requested axis.

DataFrame.idxmax

Return the index of the maximum over the requested axis.

Examples

>>> idx = pd.MultiIndex.from_arrays([
...     ['warm', 'warm', 'cold', 'cold'],
...     ['dog', 'falcon', 'fish', 'spider']],
...     names=['blooded', 'animal'])
>>> s = pd.Series([4, 2, 0, 8], name='legs', index=idx)
>>> s
blooded  animal
warm     dog       4
         falcon    2
cold     fish      0
         spider    8
Name: legs, dtype: int64
>>> s.min()
0