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max

Find highest value (PHP 4, PHP 5)
mixed max ( array values )
mixed max ( mixed value1, mixed value2 [, mixed value3...] )

If the first and only parameter is an array, max() returns the highest value in that array. If at least two parameters are provided, max() returns the biggest of these values.

Note:

PHP will evaluate a non-numeric string as 0 if compared to integer, but still return the string if it's seen as the numerically highest value. If multiple arguments evaluate to 0, max() will return a numeric 0 if given, else the alphabetical highest string value will be returned.

Parameters

values

An array containing the values.

Return Values

max() returns the numerically highest of the parameter values.

Examples

Example 1150. Example uses of max()

<?php
echo max(1, 3, 5, 6, 7);  // 7
echo max(array(2, 4, 5)); // 5

echo max(0, 'hello');     // 0
echo max('hello', 0);     // hello
echo max(-1, 'hello');    // hello

// With multiple arrays, max compares from left to right
// so in our example: 2 == 2, but 4 < 5
$val = max(array(2, 4, 8), array(2, 5, 7)); // array(2, 5, 7)

// If both an array and non-array are given, the array
// is always returned as it's seen as the largest
$val = max('string', array(2, 5, 7), 42);   // array(2, 5, 7)
?>


See Also
min()
count()