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Re: Maximum in a list

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  • Subject: [mg97241] Re: [mg97209] Maximum in a list
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 01:03:42 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <22062341.1236509722675.JavaMail.root@m02>

One might wish that Max had a MaxTest option. Since it doesn't one could do
something like the following:

mylist = {{1, 2}, {3, 4}, {8, 3}};

maxelement = First[mylist];
Scan[If[Part[#, 2] > Part[maxelement, 2], maxelement = #] &, mylist];

{3, 4}

David Park
djmpark at  

From: pacotomi [mailto:pacotomi at] 

 Suppose a list


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?



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