Wolfram Language & System 10.3 (2015)|Legacy Documentation

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TakeLargestBy

TakeLargestBy[list,f,n]
gives the n elements in list for which is largest, sorted in descending order.

TakeLargestBy[f,n]
represents an operator form of TakeLargestBy that can be applied to an expression.

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Basic Examples  (3)Basic Examples  (3)

Take the two longest strings in a list:

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Do the same using the operator form of TakeLargestBy:

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Take the two longest strings in an association:

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Give the four numbers farthest from zero:

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Give the 4 numbers farthest from zero, or as many as are available if fewer:

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Introduced in 2015
(10.1)
| Updated in 2015
(10.3)