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Built-in functions : max function

max function


Returns greater of X and Y; i.e. it returns X if X>=Y, otherwise it returns Y.

Inputs: numeric, numeric

Result: numeric


The max function is a useful way of ensuring that some value does not go below some threshold. For example, if b declines as a increases, but does not go below zero, then the equation for b could be:

b = max(0,10-0.2*a)

This avoids the use of a cumbersome if...then...else... construction.

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