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maximum Reference

Output the highest value

maximum

Description

Watches an input stream for any numbers which are greater than its most recently set maximum. If the input value is less than or equal to the maximum, the maximum value is output. If the input value is greater, that value is output.

Examples

The output is the greater of two numbers, or the greatest in a list of numbers

Arguments

initial [int or float]

Optional

Sets an initial value to be compared with numbers received in the left inlet. If the argument contains a decimal point, all numbers are compared as floats, and the output is a float. If there is no argument, the initial value is 0.

Attributes

Common Box Attributes

Messages

bang

In left inlet: Sends the most recent output out the outlet again.

int

Arguments

input [int]
In left inlet: If the number is greater than the value currently stored in maximum, it is sent out the outlet. Otherwise, the stored value is sent out.

  (inlet1)

Arguments

input [int]
In right inlet: The number is stored for comparison with subsequent numbers received in the left inlet.

float

Arguments

input [float]
Converted to int, unless there is a float argument, in which case all numbers are compared as floats.

  (inlet1)

Arguments

input [float]
Converted to int, unless there is a float argument, in which case all numbers are compared as floats.

list

Arguments

input [list]
In left inlet: The numbers in the list are all compared to each other, and the greatest value is sent out the outlet. The value stored in maximum is replaced by the next greatest value in the list.The maximum object accepts lists of up to 256 elements.

Output

float

The number received in the left inlet is compared with the value currently held by maximum (or numbers received as a list are compared with each other), and the greatest of the numbers is sent out the outlet. Floats are output only if there is an argument with a decimal point.

int

The number received in the left inlet is compared with the value currently held by maximum (or numbers received as a list are compared with each other), and the greatest of the numbers is sent out the outlet.

See Also

Name Description
minimum
past
peak
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