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 >. y

## Ceiling

The monadic form of >. gives the ceiling of its right argument (y) , that is, the smallest integer greater than or equal to y.

For example:

```   >. 4.6
5
>. 4.2 4.5 4.6
5 5 5
>. 4.6 4 _4 _4.6
5 4 _4 _4```

### Common uses

Ceiling (and Floor (<.)) can also be useful for testing whether values are integers or not.

```   3 3.14 5 = >. 3 3.14 5
1 0 1```

Ceiling (and Floor (<.)) can be useful for forcing floating point representations of integers to be integers in order to save memory (8 vs 4 bytes per value). Values like this can arise as a result of operations like Divide (%). For example:

```   27 % 9
3
datatype 27 % 9
floating
>. 27 % 9               NB. or:  27 >.@:% 9
3
datatype >. 27 % 9
integer```

 x >. y

## Larger Of (Max)

The dyadic form of >. gives the larger of its left (x) and right (y) arguments.

For example:

```   3 >. 4
4
3 >. 4 _4
4 3
2 3 >. 4 1
4 3```

### Common uses

>. can be used in conjunction with Insert (/) to find the maximum value in a list.

```   >./ 7 8 5 9 2          NB. maximum value in a list
9

>./\ 7 8 5 9 2         NB. running maximum
7 8 8 9 9```