# Sample Min Calculator

Instructions: Use this sample min calculator to get the minimum value (the smallest value) from all the values in a sample provided in the form below: X values (comma or space separated) = Name of the random variable (Optional)

## Sample Min Calculator

The sample minimum is a statistics that can be constructed from a sample. The sample min by definition corresponds to the smallest value of among all numbers in the sample.

The minimum plays a role when reporting the descriptive statistics of a sample. Indeed, the minimum is reported with the five number summary along with the quartiles and the maximum.

### Examples of the sample minimum

Consider the following sample: 10, 2, 1, 3, 3, 8, 3, 4, 5, 11, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8.

The sample minimum corresponds to the smallest value among all values in the sample. In this case, the sample minimum is 1.

### Is the Sample Min used as a measure of dispersion?

Not by itself. But the minimum and the maximum from a sample can be used to compute the sample range (by computing Range = Max - Min), which is used sometimes as a measure of dispersion.

### Is the Sample Min used as a measure of central tendency?

Again, not by itself. But the minimum and the maximum from a sample can be used to compute the midrange (by computing MidRange = (Max + Min)/2), which is used sometimes as a measure of dispersion.

The sample minimum is typically reported along with many other relevant descriptive statistics.

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