Lesson goal: Data Science: Find the minimum value in a file

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Once again, again suppose sample.dat contains a list of amounts spent by patrons during lunch at a retaurant. Let's see if we can tell the owner what his smallest (or minimum) sale amount was.

In other words, let's find the minimum number in the file sample.dat.

Now you try. Try to complete the code and find the minimum number in the file sample.dat.

The code won't run as is, and as in the last lesson, we've left two challenges for you: 1) What should min be set to initially and 2) What should the if statement be?

Think carefully about what min should start out as... Dismiss.

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