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max

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maxLocaliza o maior valor

Descrição

mixed max ( array $values )
mixed max ( mixed $value1 , mixed $value2 [, mixed $... ] )

Se o primeiro e único parâmetro é um array, max() retorna o maior valor do array. Se no mínimo dois parâmetros são fornecidos, max() retornará o maior desses valores.

Nota:

Valores de diferentes tipos serão comparados utilizando as regras padrões de comparação. Por exemplo uma string não numérica será comparada a um integer como se fosse 0, mas várias strings serão comparadas alfabeticamente. O valor atual retornado terá o tipo original, sem nenhuma conversão.

Parâmetros

values

Um array contendo os valores.

value1

Qualquer valor comparável.

value2

Qualquer valor comparável.

...

Qualquer valor comparável.

Valor Retornado

max() retorna o parâmetro considerado o "maior" de acordo com as comparações padrões. Se vários valores de tipos diferenes são considerados iguais (por exemplo, 0 e 'abc') então o primeiro valor será retornado.

Se um array vazio for passado, então FALSE será retornado e um alerta E_WARNING será emitido.

Exemplos

Exemplo #1 Exemplos de max()

<?php
echo max(23167);  // 7
echo max(array(245)); // 5

// A string 'hello' quando comparada com um int é tratado como 0
// Como são iguais na comparação, a ordem influencia o resultado
echo max(0'hello');     // 0
echo max('hello'0);     // hello

// Aqui na prática compara-se -1 < 0, então 'hello' é o maior valor
echo max('hello', -1);    // hello

// Arrays de múltiplos valores e tamanhos diferentes, retora o mais longo
$val max(array(222), array(1111)); // array(1, 1, 1, 1)

// Em arrays de mesmo tamanho compara-se da esquerda para direita
// e nesse exemplo: 2 == 2, mas 5 > 4
$val max(array(248), array(251)); // array(2, 5, 1)

// Se um array e um não array são informados, o array será retornado
// pois é considerado maior que qualquer outro valor
$val max('string', array(257), 42);   // array(2, 5, 7)

// Se um argumento é NULL ou booleano, ele será comparado contra
// outros valores utilizando a regra FALSE < TRUE independente dos tipos envolvidos.
// No exemplo abaixo -10 é tratado como TRUE na comparação
$val max(-10FALSE); // -10

// 0 por outro lado é considerado false, de forma que é "menor que" TRUE
$val max(0TRUE); // TRUE
?>

Veja Também

  • min() - Encontra o menor valor
  • count() - Conta o número de elementos de uma variável, ou propriedades de um objeto

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User Contributed Notes 18 notes

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Alex Rath
6 years ago
Notice that whenever there is a Number in front of the String, it will be used for Comparison.

<?php

  max
('7iuwmssuxue', 1); //returns 7iuwmssuxu
 
max('-7suidha', -4); //returns -4

?>

But just if it is in front of the String

<?php

  max
('sdihatewin7wduiw', 3); //returns 3

?>
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8
ReVo_
1 year ago
Sometimes you could need to get the max from an array which looks like this:

<?php
$arrTest
= array(
    array(
"day" => 1, "b" => 10 ),
    array(
"day" => 2, "b" => 43 ),
    array(
"day" => 3, "b" => 2 ),
    array(
"day" => 4, "b" => -3 ),
    array(
"day" => 5, "b" => 4 ),
    array(
"day" => 6, "b" => -5 )
);
?>
all max functions i see around don't provide a way to get the max value of the values in (example) key "b"

<?php
function maxValueInArray($array, $keyToSearch)
{
   
$currentMax = NULL;
    foreach(
$array as $arr)
    {
        foreach(
$arr as $key => $value)
        {
            if (
$key == $keyToSearch && ($value >= $currentMax))
            {
               
$currentMax = $value;
            }
        }
    }

    return
$currentMax;
}

//                                            array       key
$value = maxValueInArray($arrTest, "b");

?>

output: 43
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11
costinu
4 years ago
max(null, 0) = null
max(0, null) = 0
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6
harmor
8 years ago
A way to bound a integer between two values is:

<?php
function bound($x, $min, $max)
{
     return
min(max($x, $min), $max);
}
?>

which is the same as:

<?php
$tmp
= $x;
if(
$tmp < $min)
{
   
$tmp = $min;
}
if(
$tmp > $max)
{
    
$tmp = $max;
}
$y = $tmp;
?>

So if you wanted to bound an integer between 1 and 12 for example:

Input:
<?php
$x
= 0;
echo
bound(0, 1, 12).'<br />';
$x = 1;
echo
bound($x, 1, 12).'<br />';
$x = 6;
echo
bound($x, 1, 12).'<br />';
$x = 12;
echo
bound($x, 1, 12).'<br />';
$x = 13;
echo
bound($x, 1, 12).'<br />';
?>

Output:
1
1
6
12
12
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6
volch5 at gmail dot com
1 year ago
max() (and min()) on DateTime objects compares them like dates (with timezone info) and returns DateTime object.
<?php
$dt1
= new DateTime('2014-05-07 18:53', new DateTimeZone('Europe/Kiev'));
$dt2 = new DateTime('2014-05-07 16:53', new DateTimeZone('UTC'));
echo
max($dt1,$dt2)->format(DateTime::RFC3339) . PHP_EOL; // 2014-05-07T16:53:00+00:00
echo min($dt1,$dt2)->format(DateTime::RFC3339) . PHP_EOL; // 2014-05-07T18:53:00+03:00
?>

It works at least 5.3.3-7+squeeze17
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7
marcini
6 years ago
Note that max() can compare dates, so if you write something like this:

<?php
$dates
= array('2009-02-15', '2009-03-15');
echo
max($dates);
?>

you will get: 2009-03-15.
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5
php at rijkvanwel dot nl
5 years ago
To get the largest key in an array:

<?php
$array
= array( 0 => 'first', 1=> 'second', /* ... */ 99 => 'nth' );
$max_key = max( array_keys( $array ) ); // 99
?>
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6
michaelangel0 at mail.com
8 years ago
Matlab users and others may feel lonely without the double argument output from min and max functions.

To have the INDEX of the highest value in an array, as well as the value itself, use the following, or a derivative:

<?php
function doublemax($mylist){
 
$maxvalue=max($mylist);
  while(list(
$key,$value)=each($mylist)){
    if(
$value==$maxvalue)$maxindex=$key;
  }
  return array(
"m"=>$maxvalue,"i"=>$maxindex);
}
?>
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ries at vantwisk dot nl
7 years ago
I had several occasions that using max is a lot slower then using a if/then/else construct. Be sure to check this in your routines!

Ries
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johnphayes at gmail dot com
9 years ago
Regarding boolean parameters in min() and max():

(a) If any of your parameters is boolean, max and min will cast the rest of them to boolean to do the comparison.
(b) true > false
(c) However, max and min will return the actual parameter value that wins the comparison (not the cast).

Here's some test cases to illustrate:

1.  max(true,100)=true
2.  max(true,0)=true
3.  max(100,true)=100
4.  max(false,100)=100
5.  max(100,false)=100
6.  min(true,100)=true
7.  min(true,0)=0
8.  min(100,true)=100
9.  min(false,100)=false
10. min(100,false)=false
11. min(true,false)=false
12. max(true,false)=true
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toon dot baeyens at gmail dot com
3 years ago
A little function for multi-dimensional arrays:
<?php
function amax($array){
    if(
is_array($array)){
        foreach(
$array as $key => $value){
           
$array[$key] = amax($value);
        }
        return
max($array);
    }else{
        return
$array;
    }
}
?>
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levim at php dot net
3 years ago
<?php
/**
* @param array $array
*
* @return int|null Returns the largest value of the array. Returns NULL if no
*     integers are found.
*/
function array_max_recursive(array $array) {
   
$max = NULL;
   
$stack = array($array);

    do {
       
$current = array_pop($stack );
        foreach (
$current as $value) {
            if (
is_array($value)) {
               
$stack[] = $value;
            } elseif (
filter_var($value, FILTER_VALIDATE_INT) !== FALSE) {
               
// max(NULL, 0) returns NULL, so cast it
               
$max = (int) max($max, $value);
            }
        }

    } while (!empty(
$stack));

    return
$max;
}
?>

- This function is not actually recursive, but fulfills the requirement that it works on sub-arrays.  I do this because PHP is not very good at recursion.  I also did it because I enjoy doing things this way. 
- It returns something of type int, never a string representation of an int. The exception is when you provide an array that does not contain any integers.  It will then return NULL.
- It ignores non-array, non-int values.
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Marcus Zacco
7 years ago
This code loops through seven arrays and finds the highest average value within those arrays - and changes the font color for it. Great for highlighting.

The biggest take-away is this the row
if($average[$i] == max($average))

The number_format just rounds the numbers to 0 decimal points.

<?php
for ( $i = 0; $i <= 6; $i++) {
 
$num = $i+1;
  if(
$average[$i] == max($average)) {
    echo
"Value ".$num.": <font color='red'>".number_format($average[$i], 0, '.', '')." % </font<br>";
  } else {
    echo
"Value ".$num.": ".number_format($average[$i],0,'.','')." %<br>";
  }
}
?>

### OUTPUT

Value 1: 52 %
Value 2: 58 %
Value 3: 56 %
Value 4: 73 %
Value 5: 77 % <- this 77 is highlighted in red
Value 6: 71 %
Value 7: 75 %
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sun at drupal dot org
4 years ago
Note that max() throws a warning if the array is empty:

<?php
$a
= array();
max($a);
// Warning: max(): Array must contain at least one element
?>

So make sure your data isn't empty.
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Alex Stanhope
5 years ago
If you want to test whether x lies within two bounds:

<?php
   
static function isInRange($x, $y1, $y2) {
        return( (
$x >= min($y1, $y2)) && ($x <= max($y1, $y2)) );
    }

//called by:

  
class::isInRange(10,12,2);
//or
  
$this->isInRange(10,12,2);
//or (drop static)
  
isInRange(10,12,2);

//simple test function:

   
static function unit_isInRange() {
       
$output = array();
       
$inputlist[] = array(10, 12, 2, true);
       
$inputlist[] = array(13, 12, 2, false);
       
$inputlist[] = array(2, -2, 2, true);
       
$inputlist[] = array(2, -8, -2, false);
        foreach(
$inputlist as $input) {
           
$output[] = array(
               
'input' => array($input[0], $input[1], $input[2]),
               
'output' => self::isInRange($input[0],$input[1],$input[2]),
               
'expected' => $input[3],
            );
        }
        return(
$output);
    }
?>
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grillen at abendstille dot at
6 years ago
max only accepts not empty arrays.

if you work a lot with numerical arrays and with max, this function may come in handy:

<?php
if (!function_exists('emax')) {
    function
emax($arr) {
        if (!
is_array($arr)) return call_user_func_array('max', func_get_args());
        if (
count($arr) == 0) return 0;
        return
max($arr);
    }
}
?>
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johnmott59 at hotmail dot com
8 years ago
To find the maximum value from a set of 1-dimensional arrays, do this:

<?php
$d1
= array(450,420,440,430,421);
$d2 = array(460,410,410,430,413,375,256,411,656);
$d3 = array(430,440,470,435,434,255,198);

$t = max(max($d1),max($d2),max($d3));
// $t is 656
?>

The inner max() functions operate on the arrays, the outer max compares the numeric results of the inner ones.
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jeremi23 at gmail dot com
8 years ago
max on a an array with key/values

<?php
$tmp
= array(1 => 5, 2=> 3);
echo
max($tmp);
?>

this return 5, so the max is done on the values.
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