# Re: create array of max value in vertical for multi-dimensional array

From: Dave Allured <dave.allured_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Mon Jan 09 2012 - 23:28:57 MST

So you are inside a loop over jj, and you want to repeat this
calculation for each jj? In other words, you want a 2-D result, but
you want to repeat that 2-D result for the number of time steps?

If so, I think you want this inside the time loop. Note that maxZ will
be overwritten with new values on each iteration:

dim_level = 1
maxZ = dim_max_n (x (jj,0:29,:,:), dim_level)

Or perhaps this would be simpler if you are not really trying to
constrain to the first 30 levels:

dim_level = 1
maxZ = dim_max_n (x (jj,:,:,:), dim_level)

--Dave

On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 10:14 PM, Chris Herbster <herbstec@erau.edu> wrote:
> Hi folks,
>
> I may have tried the wrong search terms while looking for this in the
> archives, but perhaps I can get a quick solution to my quest.
>
> I would like to obtain the max value at each horizontal point in a
> multi-dimensional array for each time.
>
> The array is x(time,level,lat,lon) and I am looking for the max value
> for a given time (set with an index value) for each lat/lon location.
> Obviously when I use the max function on the array I get a scalar
> result.  I'd like the scalar result for each location in the horizontal.
>
> I want to obtain a 2D array out of a 4D array, but I have a loop (on jj)
> that sets the time element to a specific index.  I tried:
>
> maxZ(:,:) = max (x (jj,0:29,:,:)
>     where jj is a loop over the 24 hours, the second index is Z, the
> range I want the max value out of, and the last two are the lat and long
> index values.
>
> That gave an error about maxZ not existing.  Is the fix as simple as
> creating the array with the correct dimensions?
>
> Of course when I tried to do this without an index placeholder then maxZ
> is a scalar and I can't plot that on a map.
>
> I'm almost certain there is a way to do this without having nested loops
> on the x and y variables.
>
> Thanks for the help!
>
> Chris Herbster
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