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How to find the index of a maximal element in a list?

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  • Subject: [mg72911] How to find the index of a maximal element in a list?
  • From: Valter Sorana <vsorana at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 06:19:20 -0500 (EST)

I may have a mental block, but I cannot find anything better than

Position[listName,Max[listName]]

that traverses the list twice - once to find the maximum and once to find where it is.

Isn't there a way to get both the index and the max value in one go?

(of course one could write a loop that does this, but I want to avoid loops)

Thanks,

Valter.


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