maximum value in a column of file

Chris cwitts at
Wed Jul 23 10:51:45 CEST 2008

On Jul 23, 9:25 am, maurizio <M.Buse... at> wrote:
>  which is the best way for the calculation of the maximum value in a
>     column of a file?

oddly enough

>>> help(max)
Help on built-in function max in module __builtin__:

    max(iterable[, key=func]) -> value
    max(a, b, c, ...[, key=func]) -> value

    With a single iterable argument, return its largest item.
    With two or more arguments, return the largest argument.

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