# Wolfram Language & System 10.0 (2014)|Legacy Documentation

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# NArgMax

NArgMax[f,x]
gives a position at which f is numerically maximized.

NArgMax[f,{x,y,}]
gives a position at which f is numerically maximized.

NArgMax[{f,cons},{x,y,}]
gives a position at which f is numerically maximized subject to the constraints cons.

NArgMax[,xreg]
constrains x to be in the region reg.

## Details and OptionsDetails and Options

• NArgMax returns a list of the form .
• NArgMax[,{x,y,}] is effectively equivalent to {x,y,}/.Last[NMaximize[,{x,y,},].
• cons can contain equations, inequalities, or logical combinations of these.
• The constraints cons can be any logical combination of:
•  lhs==rhs equations or inequalities {x,y,…}∈reg region specification
• NArgMax[{f,cons},xreg] is effectively equivalent to NArgMax[{f,consxreg},x].
• For , the different coordinates can be referred to using Indexed[x,i].
• NArgMax always attempts to find a global maximum of f subject to the constraints given.
• By default, all variables are assumed to be real.
• xIntegers can be used to specify that a variable can take on only integer values.
• If f and cons are linear, NArgMax can always find global maxima, over both real and integer values.
• Otherwise, NArgMax may sometimes find only a local maximum.
• If NArgMax determines that the constraints cannot be satisfied, it returns {Indeterminate,}.
• NArgMax takes the same options as NMaximize.

## ExamplesExamplesopen allclose all

### Basic Examples  (4)Basic Examples  (4)

Find a maximizer point for a univariate function:

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Find a maximizer point for a multivariate function:

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Find a maximizer point for a function subject to constraints:

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Find a maximizer point for a function over a geometric region:

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Plot it:

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