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:
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.
Following is the declaration of min() method:
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.
Java 1.4 and above
Example 1Test it Now
Minimum character is: E
Example 2Test it Now
Minimum element is: 10
Example 3Test it Now
Min val: -80 Min val in reverse order: 40
Example 4Test it Now
Mininum character is: COBOL