duncan.booth at invalid.invalid
Thu Jun 1 17:29:21 CEST 2006
David Isaac wrote:
> 1. Why is there no argmax built-in?
> (This would return the index of the largest element in a sequence.)
Probably there isn't a built-in because it isn't a commonly needed
What is your use-case for argmax? If for example you want to repeatedly
remove the largest element from a list, then sort the list and pop the last
element (or use a heap, except heapq lets you pop the smallest so you can't
use it directly).
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