Python - max value in an array

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This article will show you how to find the maximum value in an array in Python.

Practical examples

1. With max() method

array = [1, 3, 7, 5]

print(max(array))    # 7

2. By comparing all the elements in the array

import math

def max_value(array):
    result = -math.inf

    for item in array:
        if item > result:
            result = item

    return result

numbers = [2, 3, 8, 1, 5]

print(max_value(numbers))   # 8

See also

  1. Python - max() method example

  2. Maxima and minima - Wikipedia

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  1. Python - how to find maximum value in an array
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