# Find the largest element in an array in python

In this article, we will learn to find the largest element from an array using the python program.

we find the largest element in an array of using in python using two methods

- Using loop
- Using max() function

Method 1: Using a loop

#### Explanation

- First, we set the max value to the first element of the array.
- Then, we iterate the loop and check the array element is greater than the max value, if it is max, then we update the max value to the greater value of an element of the array.
- Then, lastly, we print the max value that's the largest element of an array

#### Program

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 | # find the largest element from the array # arr arr = [1,12,4,15,6,34,22] # length of array length = len(arr) # max = first element of the arr max = arr[0] # now iterate the loop for i in range(0,length): # check the element is greater than the max if arr[i]>max: # if it is greater than update the max value max = arr[i] # print the max print(max) # find the largest element from the array in python - docodehere.com |

#### Output

34

### Method 2: Using max() function

#### Explanation

We use the max() function to find the largest element in an array.

#### Program

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 | # find the largest element from the array # arr arr = [1,12,4,15,6,34,22] # use max() function to find the maximum value maximum = max(arr) # print the largest element print(maximum) # find the largest element from the array in python - docodehere.com |

#### Output

34