Return the maximum of an array or maximum along an axis ignoring any NaNs.
a : array_like
axis : int, optional
nanmax : ndarray
Numpy uses the IEEE Standard for Binary Floating-Point for Arithmetic (IEEE 754). This means that Not a Number is not equivalent to infinity. Positive infinity is treated as a very large number and negative infinity is treated as a very small (i.e. negative) number.
If the input has a integer type, an integer type is returned unless the input contains NaNs and infinity.
>>> a = np.array([[1, 2], [3, np.nan]]) >>> np.nanmax(a) 3.0 >>> np.nanmax(a, axis=0) array([ 3., 2.]) >>> np.nanmax(a, axis=1) array([ 2., 3.])
When positive infinity and negative infinity are present:
>>> np.nanmax([1, 2, np.nan, np.NINF]) 2.0 >>> np.nanmax([1, 2, np.nan, np.inf]) inf