# Fortran Wiki max

## Description

Returns the argument with the largest (most positive) value.

## Standard

FORTRAN 77 and later

## Class

Elemental function

## Syntax

result = max(a1, a2 [, a3 [, ...]])

## Arguments

• a1 - The type shall be integer or real.
• a2, a3, … - An expression of the same type and kind as a1.

## Return value

The return value corresponds to the maximum value among the arguments, and has the same type and kind as the first argument.

## See also

category: intrinsics