how would one go about finding the minimum value in an array of 100 floats in python?
I have tried `minindex=darr.argmin()`

and `print darr[minindex]`

with `import numpy`

(darr is the name of the array)

but i get:
`minindex=darr.argmin()`

`AttributeError: 'list' object has no attribute 'argmin'`

what might be the problem? is there a better alternative?

thanks in advance

Python has a `min()`

built-in function:

```
>>> darr = [1, 3.14159, 1e100, -2.71828]
>>> min(darr)
-2.71828
```

If you want to use numpy, you must define `darr`

to be a numpy array, not a `list`

:

```
import numpy as np
darr = np.array([1, 3.14159, 1e100, -2.71828])
print(darr.min())
```

`darr.argmin()`

will give you the index corresponding to the minimum.

The reason you were getting an error is because `argmin`

is a method understood by numpy arrays, but not by Python `lists`

.

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