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# Python: How to find the index of the max value in a list

## Question: How to find the index of the max value in a list in Python

This is common question for many tasks. To solve it we need to use function for max search max() and a list method index()

The procedure is very simple:

• Find the max value in the Python list
• Identify index of max value
• Return or publish results

The same algorithm can be used to find the index of min valuer in a list

``````
L = [1, 4, 5, 16, 3, 45, 3] # we need to find index of max value in the list
M = max(L)                  # 45 - Search max value with external function
I = L.index(M)              # 5 - search for fist entrance of max value
print("L[{}] = {} - is the maximal".format(I,M))
# L = 45 - is the maximal``````

Published: 2021-10-07 04:13:32

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