**The objective of this Python post**, you will see various Python programs that cover the following:

- Python program to find largest of n numbers using max
- Python program to find largest of n numbers without using built-in function

### Python program to find largest of n numbers using max

- Take input number for the length of the list using python input() function.
- Initialize an empty list
`lst = []`

. - Read each number in your python program using a
`for loop`

. - In the for loop append each number to the list.
- Use built-in python function
`max()`

to find the largest element in a list. - End of the program print the largest number from list.

```
lst = []
num = int(input('How many numbers: '))
for n in range(num):
numbers = int(input('Enter number '))
lst.append(numbers)
print("Maximum element in the list is :", max(lst))
```

**Output**

```
How many numbers: 5
Enter number 4
Enter number 6
Enter number 8
Enter number 9
Enter number 10
Maximum element in the list is : 10
```

### Python program to find largest of n numbers without using built-in function

- Take input number for the length of the list using python input() function.
- Initialize an empty list
`lst = []`

. - Read each number in your python program using a
`for loop`

. - In the for loop append each number to the list.
- Define a custom function, which is an accepted number list and used to find the largest number from list.
- Call this custom function and store the function result.
- End of the program print the largest number from list.

```
def find_max( list ):
max = list[ 0 ]
for a in list:
if a > max:
max = a
return max
num = int(input('How many numbers: '))
lst = []
for n in range(num):
numbers = int(input('Enter number '))
lst.append(numbers)
print("Maximum element in the list is :", find_max(lst))
```

**Output**

```
How many numbers: 3
Enter number 1
Enter number 5
Enter number 7
Maximum element in the list is : 7
```

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