Sample Max Calculator

Instructions: Use this sample max calculator to get the maximum value (the largest value) from all the values in a sample provided in the form below:

X values (comma or space separated) =
Name of the random variable (Optional)

Sample Maximum Calculator

The sample maximum is a statistics that can be constructed from a sample. The sample max corresponds to the largest value of among all numbers in the sample.

The maximum is usually reported as a part of a whole set of descriptive statistics, including the minimum, the quartiles, the median, the mean and standard deviation.

Examples of the sample max

Let us consider, for example the following data: 3, 2, 1, 3, 3, 8, 3, 4, 5, 11, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8.

The sample maximum corresponds to the largest value among all values in the sample. In this case, the sample max is 11.

Is the Sample Max unique?

Not really. Suppose we have the sample 3, 2, 1, 3, 3, 8, 3, 4, 5, 11, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 11.

In this case the sample maximum is 11, but the value 11 appears twice in the sample. No problem. The maximum is still 11. It does not have to be unique.

Descriptive Statistics Calculators

Like we mentioned before, the sample max is only one of many statistics that can be computed from a sample. If you need a more complete treatment of the descriptive statistics of a given sample, you can try our descriptive statistics calculator which will compute for you showing all the steps all the relevant descriptive statistics.

The sample maximum appears frequently in many important calculations, and it is used in the calculation of the 5-number summary, the range, the mid range calculator and many others.

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