# maxc¶

## Purpose¶

Returns a column vector containing the largest element in each column of a matrix.

## Format¶

y = maxc(x)
Parameters: x (NxK matrix or sparse matrix) – data y (Kx1 matrix) – contains the largest element in each column of x.

## Examples¶

// Create random x
x = rndBeta(4, 2, 3, 1);

// Find maximums in each column
y = maxc(x);


If x equals:

0.87174453 0.70281291
0.90393029 0.95919009
0.82960656 0.58022236
0.80910492 0.61975567


then y will equal:

0.90393029
0.95919009


## Remarks¶

If x is complex, maxc() uses the complex modulus (abs(x)) to determine the largest elements.

To find the maximum elements in each row of a matrix, transpose the matrix before applying the maxc() function.

To find the maximum value in the whole matrix if the matrix has more than one column, nest two calls to maxc():

y = maxc(maxc(x));