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Re: Maximum in a list

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  • Subject: [mg97256] Re: Maximum in a list
  • From: Duane Loh <duaneloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 01:06:30 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gp07ul$l0o$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Mar 8, 6:51 am, pacot... at orange.fr (pacotomi) wrote:
> Hi,
>  Suppose a list
>
> mylist={{1,2},{3,4},{8,3}}
>
> I would like to extract the element {i,j} of mylist for which j is max
> (here, it is the second one {3,4}).
>
> Somebody could help me, please?
>
> Pacotomi

You can use the function

ord = Ordering[#, 1, #1[[2]] > #2[[2]] & ] &;

on your list : ord@mylist

Duane


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