maximum element?

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Thu Mar 4 21:52:50 CET 2004

What is the 'most pythonic' way of searching the largest element in a 

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... :)

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