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Re: How to find the index of a maximal element in a list?
On 25 Jan 2007, at 12:19, Valter Sorana wrote: > 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. > Probably the fastest way is: Last[Ordering[listName]] Andrzej Kozlowski