# Python Program To Find Smallest Element In An Array

02-Jul-2021

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Hello Friends,

Now let's see example of how to get smallest element of array in python. I would like to share with you find the smallest element in that given array using python. We will show python get min element in array.

In this article, I will give simple and easy way to get min element of array using python.

Here i will give you three example for how to get min element of array in python. So let's see the below example:

Example 1

```#Initialize array
arr = [88, 15, 70, 30, 85]

print("Smallest element is: ", min(arr))
```

Output

```Smallest element is: 15
```

Example 2

```#Initialize array
arr = [88, 15, 70, 30, 85]

#Initialize min with first element of array.
min = arr

#Loop through the array
for i in range(0, len(arr)):
#Compare elements of array with min
if(arr[i] < min):
min = arr[i]

print("Smallest element is: " + str(min))
```

Output

```Smallest element is: 15
```

Example 3

```# Python3 program to find minimum
# in arr[] of size n

# python function to find minimum
# in arr[] of size n
def findSmallest(arr,n):

# Initialize minimum element
min = arr

# Traverse array elements from second
# and compare every element with
# current min
for i in range(1, n):
if arr[i] < min:
min = arr[i]
return min

# Array
arr = [20, 55, 900, 566, 8]
n = len(arr)
smallestElement = findSmallest(arr,n)
print ("Smallest element is",smallestElement)
```

Output

```Smallest element is: 8
```