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AIPS HELP file for MAX in 31DEC24

#### As of Sun Nov 3 21:48:05 2024

**MAX**: Function verb to return the maximum value of the arguments
### INPUTS

NO adverbs. Instead, MAX takes two arguments
MAX (value1, value2)
where value1 and value2 are any numeric scalars and/or
arrays.

### HELP SECTION

MAX
Type: Verb (function: leaves results on the stack)
Use: To obtain the maximum value of numeric scalars (adverbs,
subscripted arrays, constants) and/or numeric arrays
(adverbs). MAX requires 2 immediate arguments as
MAX (value1, value2)
where value1 and value2 are any numeric scalars or
arrays. Examples:
MAX (3.3, 2.3) is 3.3
MAX (-3.3, 2.3) is 3.3
and with LEVS = 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10; I = -6; APARM = 16
MAX (LEVS, I) is 10.0
MAX (LEVS, 43) is 43.0
MAX (LEVS, APARM) is 16.0
One can get away with giving MAX only one argument in a small
number of cases, e.g. print MAX(ANTENNAS) will display the
maximum value in the array ANTENNAS. If there are other
adverbs in the command, MAX will likely pick up one of them to
include in the max operation. Thus I = MAX (ANTENNAS) leaves
the max of I and ANTENNAS on a stack. In most cases, you are
better off using two arguments, e.g.
I = MAX (ANTENNAS, ANTENNAS).
Adverbs: none.

### EXPLAIN SECTION