Getting Min and Max values from a Stream in Java 8 is not a big deal, here we will see how it can be done.

Getting Min and Max values from a Stream:

Here are our use cases to get min and max values from the stream.

Usecases:

Usecase
// Numbers
Collection<Integer> elements = Arrays.asList(1,2,3,4,5);
Min = 1
Max = 5
//Strings
Collection<String> strings = Arrays.asList("a1","a2","a3","a4");
Min = a1
max = a4
// Objects
Collection<Student> students = Arrays.asList(new Student("Chandra",30),new Student("Rahul",25)
                ,new Student("Robert",20));
Younger = Robert
Elder = Chandra

Min and Max values from a Stream (Numbers):

Finding min and max numbers from an integer stream using stream().min() and stream().max() methods.

// Numbers
Collection<Integer> elements = Arrays.asList(1,2,3,4,5);
Integer min = elements.stream().min(Integer::compareTo).get();
Integer max = elements.stream().max(Integer::compareTo).get();
System.out.println("Min value : "+min);
System.out.println("Max value : "+max);

Output:

Terminal
Min value : 1
Max value : 5

Min and Max values from a Stream (Strings):

We can even get the min and max values for string; it internally compares the ASCII values.

// Strings
Collection<String> strings = Arrays.asList("a1","a2","a3","a4");
String min_string = strings.stream().min(String::compareTo).get();
String max_string = strings.stream().max(String::compareTo).get();
System.out.println("Min value : "+min_string);
System.out.println("Max value : "+max_string);

Output:

Terminal
Min value : a1
Max value : a4

Min and Max values from Stream (Objects):

Finding the min and max ages from a list of student objects. Create a Student object.

Student.java
public class Student{
    private String name;
    private Integer age;

    public Student(String name, int age) {
        this.name = name;
        this.age = age;
    }

    public String getName() {
        return name;
    }

    public void setName(String name) {
        this.name = name;
    }

    public Integer getAge() {
        return age;
    }

    public void setAge(Integer age) {
        this.age = age;
    }
}

Finding elder and younger students based on age.

// Objects
Collection<Student> students = Arrays.asList(new Student("Chandra",30),new Student("Rahul",25)
        ,new Student("Robert",20));
Student younger = students.stream().min((s1,s2)->s1.getAge().compareTo(s2.getAge())).get();
Student elder = students.stream().max((s1,s2)->s1.getAge().compareTo(s2.getAge())).get();
System.out.println("Younger is : "+younger.getName());
System.out.println("Elder is : "+elder.getName());

Output:

Terminal
Younger is : Robert
Elder is : Chandra

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