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`>. y`Ceiling

Rank 0 *-- operates on individual atoms of y, producing a result of the same shape --*
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

The *ceiling* of `y` i.e. the smallest integer greater than or equal to `y`

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

The result of>. ymay not have integer type.

Ifyis too large or too small to be represented as an integer, it will be left in floating point form. Furthermore,>. yis always complex for complexy.

**Ceiling** (`>.`) uses tolerant comparison.
If `y` is tolerantly equal to an integer, then `>.y` is the
nearest integer to `y`, rounded up if `y` is a half-integer.
For more information, read about
tolerant floor and ceiling.
To require exact comparison, use (`>.!.0`) in place of (`>.`) to temporarily set the comparison tolerance to zero.

>. 100.000000000001 100 >.!.0 (100.000000000001) 101

### Common uses

1. Test whether numbers are integers or not.

can also use Floor (`<.`))

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

2. Convert floating-point representations of integers (8 bytes per value) to integers (4 bytes per value) in order to save memory

Such values can arise as a result of arithmetic operations like Divide (`%`)

] N=: 27 % 9 3 datatype N floating ] n=: >. 27 % 9 NB. alternatively: n=: 27 >.@:% 9 3 datatype n integer

### Related Primitives

Floor (`<. y`)

### Details

1. `>. y` is equal to `- <. - y`.

1. For complex `y`, consider the equivalent form: (`- <. - y`) and refer to complex floor.

### Use These Combinations

Combinations using `>. y` that have exceptionally good performance include:

**What it does****Type;**

**Precisions;**

Ranks**Syntax****Variants;**

**Restrictions****Benefits;**

**Bug Warnings**Integer-result operations extended integer `<.@f y`

`x <.@f y`

(`f`is any verb)`<.`in place of`>.`Avoids non-integer intermediate results Integer divide integer `x <.@% y`

`x >.@% y``@:`in place of`@`uses integer division

`x >. y`Larger of (Max)

Rank 0 0 *-- operates on individual atoms of x and y, producing a result of the same shape --*
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

The larger atoms of `x` and `y`

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

### Common uses

1. Find the maximum value in a list

Use in conjunction with Insert (`/`)

>./ 7 8 5 9 2 9

2. Find the running maximum in a list (scanned from left to right)

Use in conjunction with Insert (`/`) and Prefix (`\`)

>./\ 7 8 5 9 2 7 8 8 9 9

### Related Primitives

Lesser Of (Min) (`x <. y`)

### More Information

1. If an argument to `x >. y` is complex, its imaginary part must be tolerantly equal to 0, using the default tolerance of `2^_44` even if the comparison `x >. y` itself uses a different tolerance. The result will have floating-point precision.

2. If `x >. y` has arguments of different precisions, the arguments are converted to the higher-priority precision as described here. The conversion may turn an argument into a smaller or larger value, especially if a large 64-bit integer is converted to floating-point.

<. 9223372036854765500 >. 0.5 9223372036854765568 <. 9223372036854765580 >. 0.5 9223372036854765568

### Use These Combinations

Combinations using `x >. y` that have exceptionally good performance include:

**What it does****Type;**

**Precisions;**

Ranks**Syntax****Variants;**

**Restrictions****Benefits;**

**Bug Warnings**Find index of first/last occurrence of largest/smallest value integer or floating-point list `(i. <./) y`

`(i. >./) y`or `i:`it actually does `(i. >.!.0/)`etc.; is faster than`0 ({ /:~) y`Reductions on infixes Boolean, integer, floating-point `x +/\ y``<. >.`in place of`+`**much**faster than alternativesBoolean reductions on partitions Boolean `x +//. y``= <. >. +. * *. ~:`in place of`+`avoids building argument cells Reductions on partitions integer, floating-point `x +//. y``<. >.`in place of`+`avoids building argument cells Max/min along diagonals non-complex numeric `>.//. y``<.`in place of`>.`avoids building argument cells