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Find maximum value from given parameters using max() in Python

Python max() function with Example: In this article, we are going to learn with an example about max() function which is an in-built function in Python.
Submitted by IncludeHelp, on January 19, 2018

Python - max() function

max() is an in-built function in Python, which may take N number of arguments and returns maximum value of its arguments.

For example, if we provide 3 arguments with the values 20, 10 and 30. max() will return 30 as it is the maximum value among these 3 arguments.


max(arg1, arg2, arg3, ...)

Here, arg1, arg2 and arg3 are the arguments which may integer, string etc.


    Input arguments are: 20, 10, 30
    Output: 30
    Because 10 is the maximum argument here.

    Input arguments are: “ABC”, “PQR”, “Hello”
    Output: “PQR”
    Because “ABC” is the maximum argument according 
    to its length and alphabetically sequences.

Source code:

#Simple example to get max value
#from given arguments 

#this will print 30
print "max(20, 10, 30) : ", max(20, 10, 30)
#this will print PQR
print "max('ABC', 'PQR', 'HELLO') : ", max('ABC', 'PQR', 'HELLO')


max(20, 10, 30) :  30
max('ABC', 'PQR', 'HELLO') :  PQR

Finding largest/maximum alphabet from given string

Yes! It can also be used to get the alphabet of maximum ASCII value from given string.



In this case, string is an argument. Here, max() will return maximum/largest alphabet which has highest ASCII value.

Source code:

#program to get maximum/largest
#character from given string

#this will return 'o'
print "max('Hello') : ", max('Hello')
#this will return 'O'
print "max('HELLO') : ", max('HELLO')
#this will return 'o'
print "max('hello') : ", max('hello')


max('Hello') :  o
max('HELLO') :  O
max('hello') :  o

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