# Get Minima & Maxima of NumPy Array in Python (3 Examples)

This post illustrates how to find the maximum and minimum of a NumPy array in the Python programming language.

## Preparing the Examples

`import numpy # Load numpy`
```x = np.array([[8, 2, 1, 7, 7, 5], # Constructing a NumPy array in Python [4, 10, 5, 9, 1, 4]]) print(x) # [[ 8 2 1 7 7 5] # [ 4 10 5 9 1 4]]```

## Example 1: Calculate Minimum & Maximum of All Array Values in Python

```print(np.min(x)) # Computing the minimum of all values # 1```
```print(np.max(x)) # Computing the maximum of all values # 10```

## Example 2: Calculate Minimum & Maximum by Array Rows in Python

```print(np.min(x, axis = 1)) # Computing the minimum by rows # [1 1]```
```print(np.max(x, axis = 1)) # Computing the maximum by rows # [ 8 10]```

## Example 3: Calculate Minimum & Maximum by Array Columns in Python

```print(np.min(x, axis = 0)) # Computing the minimum by columns # [4 2 1 7 1 4]```
```print(np.max(x, axis = 0)) # Computing the maximum by columns # [ 8 10 5 9 7 5]```