`math:min()`

returns the minimum value of a node-set.

To compute the minimum value of the node-set, the node set is sorted into ascending order as it would be using `xsl:sort()`

with a data type of `number`

. The minimum value is then the first node in the sorted list, converted into a number.

**Note:**

### Syntax

math:min(nodeSet)

### Arguments

*nodeSet*- The node-set whose lowest value is to be returned.

### Returns

A result tree fragment representing the lowest valued node's numeric value as a string.

### Defined

### Gecko support

Supported in Gecko 1.9 and later.