## Question:

Suppose you have the following data:

```
a<-c(rep("agosto",3),rep("janeiro",4),rep("maio",6))
table(a)
```

Want to know which month with the least observations?

With the `min(table(a))`

the answer is the minimum value and not the month with the fewest observations.

If you use the `which.min()`

function you get the following result.

```
> which.min(table(a))
agosto
1
```

But what I need is to return only the category.

## Answer:

You can only get the `names`

attribute from `which.min`

:

```
a<-c(rep("agosto",3),rep("janeiro",4),rep("maio",6))
tabela<-table(a)
names(which.min(tabela))
[1] "agosto"
```

To understand better, when you put `which.min(tabela)`

you generate a vector with a name attribute:

```
str(which.min(tabela))
Named int 1
- attr(*, "names")= chr "agosto"
```

So if you want to get just the name(s) of the vector, you use the `names`

function. Another way to do the same thing is `attr(which.min(tabela), "names")`