As a small coding exercise I will write some lines of Python code that find the maximum value in a list and return it. In Python, this can be done with a build-in default function called max(). I avoid using that function on purpose.
The function below is implemented in Python and returns a maximum value of a list
# calling the function "findMaximumValue" def findMaximumValue( listObj ): # set first entry as largest value to start with maxVal = listObj # cycle through each position in the list for i in range(0,len(listObj)): # if this value is greater than current maxVal then update maxVal if listObj[i] > maxVal: maxVal = listObj[i] # return maxVal return maxVal
Testing function on a test list
# defining test list testList = [-1,-2,-3.3,-5,-5.001,0,1,10,1000] # apply findMaximumValue findMaximumValue(testList)
The same could have been achieved using the max() function from Python base library