Python program to find the largest number in a list

Problem statement − We are given a list, we need to calculate the largest element of the list.

Here we will take the help of built-in functions to reach the solution of the problem statement

Using sort() function

Example

# list
list1 = [23,1,32,67,2,34,12]
# sorting
list1.sort()
# printing the last element
print("Largest element is:", list1[-1])

Output

Largest in given array is 67

Using max() function

Example

Live Demo

# list
list1 = [23,1,32,67,2,34,12]
# printing the maximum element
print("Largest element is:", max(list1))

Output

Largest in given array is 67

We can also take input from the user by the code given below

Example

# empty list
list1 = []
# asking number of elements to put in list
num = int(input("Enter number of elements in list: "))
# appending elements in the list
for i in range(1, num + 1):
ele = int(input("Enter elements: "))
list1.append(ele)
# print maximum element
print("Largest element is:", max(list1))

Conclusion

In this article, we have learned how to get the largest element from the list.