maximum element?

Heather Coppersmith me at privacy.net
Thu Mar 4 22:12:48 CET 2004


On Thu, 04 Mar 2004 21:52:50 +0100,
Ivan Voras <ivoras at __geri.cc.fer.hr> wrote:

> What is the 'most pythonic' way of searching the largest element in a
> list/tuple?

> My 'standard' idea is:

> max = list[0]   # or -infinity, or whatever...
> for i in list:
>      if i > max:
>          max = i

> While this is ok, I somehow 'feel' there could be a more concise
> solution... :)

How about max( list )?

Regards,
Heather

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Heather Coppersmith
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