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Finding Max and Min

April 24th, 2006

Maybe this is common knowledge to some, but I just figured it out today, so I thought I'd share it.

Before, if I wanted to find the maximum or minimum number in a list of 3 or more numbers, I'd do something like:

max = Math.max(Math.max(Math.max(a, b), c), d);
min = Math.min(Math.min(Math.min(a, b), c), d);

But Math.max and Math.min take as many arguments as you need, so you can do this instead:

max = Math.max(a, b, c, d);
min = Math.min(a, b, c, d);

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Jesse Skinner Hi, I'm Jesse Skinner. I work with development teams to speed up and stabilize web applications, reduce server costs, fix difficult bugs, modernize legacy applications, and improve developer productivity. I'd love to hear from you and see how I can make your life easier.