Uri Goren - 7 months ago 76

Python Question

Given a list

`L`

`f`

`x`

`L`

`f(x)`

I cam up with this code for 2 variables:

`argmax f x y = if (f x) > (f y) then x else y`

How can this be generalized to

`argmax f [x,y,z]`

(With an arbitrary number of items in the list)

This is what I would do in

`Python`

`argmax = lambda f,L: max([(f(x),x) for x in L])[1] if len(L)>0 else None`

How can I apply the same logic in

`Haskell`

Answer

Disclaimer -- I've been learning Haskell (functional paradigm in general) for a week now so it's likely there are better solutions.

```
import Data.Ord
import Data.List
argmax f l
| null l = error "Given list is empty"
| otherwise = maximumBy (comparing f) l
```

Source (Stackoverflow)