Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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Learn Python by example- 001

Define a function max() that takes two numbers as arguments and returns the largest of them. Use the if-then-else construct available in Python.
(It is true that Python has the max() function built in, but writing it yourself is nevertheless a good exercise.)


    def my_max(a, b):
        if int(a) >= int(b):
            return a;
        else:
            return b;

if __name__ == '__main__':
    print my_max(1,3)


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Why do you coerce them to integers? Then max(1, 1.5) will return 1.

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