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Re: About Table

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  • Subject: [mg115970] Re: About Table
  • From: Daniel Lichtblau <danl at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 06:11:42 -0500 (EST)

olfa wrote:
> Hi Mathematica community,
> 
> when evaluating this input (with shift+enter):
> m + Max[Table[A[index1], {index1, i, N}]]
> 
> I obtain the output:
> m + Table[A[index1], {index1, i, N}]
> 
> How to explain why the function Max wasn't maintained (I mean why it
> was ignored by mathematica)???!!!
> 
> Thank you very much.
> 

The max of a single element is that element.

Same is true if you substitute "elephant" for "element", by the way.

http://www.suite101.com/content/big-max-the-worlds-greatest-detective-a275251

Daniel Lichtblau
Wolfram Research


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