Function to determine list max without itertools
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Thu Apr 18 07:48:51 EDT 2019
On 2019-04-18 08:39, Sayth Renshaw wrote:
> Thank you for the advice everyone.
>> The first thing to try is find every place where you update myMax, and
> This was actually where I was going wrong. I was setting max but then overwriting it with item. Then kept checking item only to return myMax.
> I went looking for other solutions as I thought I must be well off the path in the shrubs but I was actually close.
> This is how I ended up. There may be better solutions but this works.
> def maximum(listarg):
> items = list(listarg)
> myMax = items
> for item in items:
> for i in items[items.index(item)+1:len(items)]:
> if myMax < i:
> myMax = i
> return myMax
It's still overly complicated.
> if __name__ == "__main__":
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