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

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg72950] Re: [mg72911] How to find the index of a maximal element in a list?*From*: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>*Date*: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 06:46:31 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200701251119.GAA19752@smc.vnet.net>

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

**References**:**How to find the index of a maximal element in a list?***From:*Valter Sorana <vsorana@yahoo.com>