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Max absolute value comand??

Max absolute value comand??

Max absolute value comand??

Is there a comand to get the Max absolute value for a group of numbers.  ie

1, 6, -14, 7      = 14

RE: Max absolute value comand??

Type =MAX(ABS(A1:A4)) and press Ctrl+Enter (enters it as an array formula). The formula now looks like:


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RE: Max absolute value comand??


Thanks, but the problem is that the values arn't in the same column or row.

RE: Max absolute value comand??

Just separate the values with comma's:



RE: Max absolute value comand??

Unfortunately, you cannot use =MAX(ABS(A1,D9,F7,E12)) and select the cells holding the Ctrl key, what you would normally do. I see nothing quicker than =MAX(ABS(A1),ABS(D9),ABS(F7),ABS(E12)) unless you venture into a VBA function, which will look something like:

Function MaxAbs(ParamArray R() As Variant)
Dim C As Variant, V As Double

    V = 0
    For Each C In R
        If Abs(C.Value) > V Then V = Abs(C.Value)
    Next C
    MaxAbs = V
End Function


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RE: Max absolute value comand??

Or make a table of the desired values....

RE: Max absolute value comand??

Thanks for all the input, I was just hoping there would be a simple comand.  Thanks.

RE: Max absolute value comand??

Try combining Min and Max;


RE: Max absolute value comand??

I like needahandle's solution.  Nicely done!

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