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Java Collections min() Method

The min() is a Java Collections class method which returns the minimum value for the given inputs. There is two different types of Java min() method which can be differentiated depending on its parameter. These are:

  1. Java Collections min(coll) Method
  2. Java Collections min(coll, comp) Method

Java Collections min(coll) Method

The min() method of Java Collections class is used to get the minimum element of the given collection, according to the natural ordering of its elements.

Java Collections min(coll, comp) Method

The min() method of Java Collections class is used to get the minimum element of the given collection, according to the order induced by the specified comparator.

Syntax

Following is the declaration of min() method:

Parameter

Parameter Description Required/Optional
coll It is the collection whose minimum element is to be determined. Required
comp It is the the comparator with which we determine the minimum element. Required

Returns

Method Returns
min(Collection<? extends T> coll) It returns the minimum element of the given collection, according to the natural ordering of its elements.
min(Collection<? extends T> coll, Comparator<? super T> comp) It returns the minimum element of the given collection, according to the order of the specified comparable.

Exceptions

The min() method throws the following exceptions-

ClassCastException- It throws this exception if the collection contains elements that are not mutually comparable (for example, strings and integers).

NoSuchElementException- It throws this exception if the collection is empty.

Compatibility Version

Java 1.4 and above

Example 1

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Output:

Minimum character is: E

Example 2

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Output:

Minimum element is: 10

Example 3

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Output:

Min val: -80
Min val in reverse order: 40

Example 4

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Output:

Mininum character is: COBOL





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