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`MINLOC`

— Location of the minimum value within an array*Description*:- Determines the location of the element in the array with the minimum
value, or, if the
`DIM`argument is supplied, determines the locations of the minimum element along each row of the array in the`DIM`direction. If`MASK`is present, only the elements for which`MASK`is`.TRUE.`

are considered. If more than one element in the array has the minimum value, the location returned is that of the first such element in array element order. If the array has zero size, or all of the elements of`MASK`are`.FALSE.`

, then the result is an array of zeroes. Similarly, if`DIM`is supplied and all of the elements of`MASK`along a given row are zero, the result value for that row is zero. *Standard*:- F95 and later
*Class*:- Transformational function
*Syntax*:-
`RESULT = MINLOC(ARRAY, DIM [, MASK])`

`RESULT = MINLOC(ARRAY [, MASK])`

*Arguments*:-
`ARRAY`Shall be an array of type `INTEGER(*)`

,`REAL(*)`

, or`CHARACTER(*)`

.`DIM`(Optional) Shall be a scalar of type `INTEGER(*)`

, with a value between one and the rank of`ARRAY`, inclusive. It may not be an optional dummy argument.`MASK`Shall be an array of type `LOGICAL(*)`

, and conformable with`ARRAY`. *Return value*:- If
`DIM`is absent, the result is a rank-one array with a length equal to the rank of`ARRAY`. If`DIM`is present, the result is an array with a rank one less than the rank of`ARRAY`, and a size corresponding to the size of`ARRAY`with the`DIM`dimension removed. If`DIM`is present and`ARRAY`has a rank of one, the result is a scalar. In all cases, the result is of default`INTEGER`

type. *See also*:- MIN, MINVAL