# Python max List Function

Python max List function is used to return the maximum value. In this section, we discuss how to use this Python List maximum function and the syntax of the max function is

`max(listname)`

## Python max List Function Example

The max function returns the maximum value in a List. The code below finds the maximum value in an integer.

```intList = [10, 150, 160, 180, 120, 105]

print("The Maximum Value in this List is : ", max(intList))```
``The Maximum Value in this List is :  180``

It is another example of finding the maximum value.

```intLi = [50, 10, 150, 20, 205, 500, 7, 25, 175]
print(intLi)

maximum = max(intLi)

print("\nThe Maximum item = ", maximum)```
``````[50, 10, 150, 20, 205, 500, 7, 25, 175]

The Maximum item =  500``````

In this example, we declared a string list. Next, we used the max function to return the Maximum value in this. Here, the Python max function uses the alphabetical order to find the maximum list value.

Please refer to the List article and methods article to understand everything about them in Python.

```Fruits = ['Orange', 'Banana', 'Watermelon', 'Kiwi', 'Grape', 'Blackberry']

print("The Maximum Value : ", max(Fruits))```
``The Maximum Value :  Watermelon``

### Python max List Example 3

This list max program is the same as the first example. However, this time, we allowed the user to enter the length. Next, we used For Loop to add numbers to it.

```intList = []

number = int(input("Please enter the Total Number of List Elements: "))
for i in range(1, number + 1):
value = int(input("Please enter the Value of %d Element : " %i))
intList.append(value)

print("The Maximum Value in this List is : ", max(intList))```

This program allows users to enter their own string or words and then find the maximum string.

```strLi = []

number = int(input("Please enter the Total : "))
for i in range(1, number + 1):
item = input("Please enter the Value of %d Element : " %i)
strLi.append(item)

print("The Maximum Value is : ", max(strLi))```
``````Please enter the Total : 3
Please enter the Value of 1 Element : Kiwi
Please enter the Value of 2 Element : Orange
Please enter the Value of 3 Element : Apple
The Maximum Value is :  Orange``````

Let me use this Python max function on Mixed List.

```MixedLi = ['apple',  1, 5, 'Kiwi', 'Mango']

print("The Maximum Value : ", max(MixedLi))```

As you can see, it throws an error because it can’t apply < operation on string and int.

``````Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/Users/suresh/Desktop/simple.py", line 3, in <module>
print("The Maximum Value : ", max(MixedLi))
TypeError: '>' not supported between instances of 'int' and 'str'``````

This time, we used the max function on the Nested list. Here, the max function uses the first value in each nested list and returns a maximum value from that nested.

```MixedList = [[1, 2], [22, 3], [4, 5]]

print(max(MixedList))```
``[22, 3]``