# Find maximum element of each column in a matrix

Given a matrix, the task is to find the maximum element of each column.

Examples:

```Input:  [1, 2, 3]
[1, 4, 9]
[76, 34, 21]

Output:
76
34
21

Input: [1, 2, 3, 21]
[12, 1, 65, 9]
[1, 56, 34, 2]
Output:
12
56
65
21
```

## Recommended: Please try your approach on {IDE} first, before moving on to the solution.

Approach: The idea is to run the loop for no_of_cols. Check each element inside the column and find for the maximum element. Finally, print the element.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

 `// C++ program to find the maximum ` `// element of each column. ` `#include ` `using` `namespace` `std; ` `const` `int` `MAX = 100; ` ` `  `// Function to find the maximum ` `// element of each column. ` `void` `largestInColumn(``int` `mat[][MAX], ``int` `rows, ``int` `cols) ` `{ ` `    ``for` `(``int` `i = 0; i < cols; i++) { ` `        ``// initialize the maximum element ` `        ``// with 0 ` `        ``int` `maxm = mat[i]; ` ` `  `        ``// Run the inner loop for rows ` `        ``for` `(``int` `j = 1; j < rows; j++) { ` `            ``// check if any element is greater  ` `            ``// than the maximum element ` `            ``// of the column and replace it ` `            ``if` `(mat[j][i] > maxm) ` `                ``maxm = mat[j][i]; ` `        ``} ` ` `  `        ``// print the largest element of the column ` `        ``cout << maxm << endl; ` `    ``} ` `} ` ` `  `// Driver code ` `int` `main() ` `{ ` `    ``int` `n = 4, m = 4; ` `    ``int` `mat[][MAX] = { { 3, 4, 1, 8 }, ` `                       ``{ 1, 4, 9, 11 }, ` `                       ``{ 76, 34, 21, 1 }, ` `                       ``{ 2, 1, 4, 5 } }; ` ` `  `    ``largestInColumn(mat, n, m); ` ` `  `    ``return` `0; ` `} `

 `// Java program to find maximum ` `// element of each column in a matrix ` `public` `class` `GFG { ` ` `  `    ``// Function to find the maximum ` `    ``// element of each column. ` `    ``public` `static` `void` `largestInColumn(``int` `cols, ``int``[][] arr) ` `    ``{ ` ` `  `        ``for` `(``int` `i = ``0``; i < cols; i++) { ` ` `  `            ``// Initialize max to 0 at beginning ` `            ``// of finding max element of each column ` `            ``int` `maxm = arr[``0``][i]; ` `            ``for` `(``int` `j = ``1``; j < arr[i].length; j++) ` `                ``if` `(arr[j][i] > maxm) ` `                    ``maxm = arr[j][i]; ` ` `  `            ``System.out.println(maxm); ` `        ``} ` `    ``} ` ` `  `    ``// Driver code ` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args) ` `    ``{ ` `        ``int``[][] arr = ``new` `int``[][] { { ``3``, ``4``, ``1``, ``8` `}, ` `                                    ``{ ``1``, ``4``, ``9``, ``11` `}, ` `                                    ``{ ``76``, ``34``, ``21``, ``1` `}, ` `                                    ``{ ``2``, ``1``, ``4``, ``5` `} }; ` `        ``// Calling the function ` `        ``largestInColumn(``4``, arr); ` `    ``} ` `} `

 `# Python3 program to find the maximum  ` `# element of each column ` `MAX` `=` `100` ` `  `# function to find the maximum ` `# elements of each column ` `def` `largestInColumn(mat, rows, cols): ` `    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(cols): ` `         `  `        ``# initialize the maximum element with 0 ` `        ``maxm ``=` `mat[``0``][i] ` `        ``# run the inner loop for news ` `        ``for` `j ``in` `range``(rows): ` `             `  `            ``# check if any elements is greater  ` `            ``# than the maximum elements ` `            ``# of the cloumn and replace it ` `            ``if` `mat[j][i] > maxm: ` `                ``maxm ``=` `mat[j][i] ` `         `  `        ``# print the largest element ` `        ``# of the column ` `        ``print``(maxm) ` ` `  `# Driver code ` `n, m ``=` `4``, ``4` `mat ``=` `[[``3``, ``4``, ``1``, ``8``], ` `       ``[``1``, ``4``, ``9``, ``11``], ` `       ``[``76``, ``34``, ``21``, ``1``], ` `       ``[``2``, ``1``, ``4``, ``5``]] ` `     `  `largestInColumn(mat, n, m);  ` ` `  `# This code is contributed  ` `# by Mohit kumar 29 (IIIT gwalior) `

 `// C# program to find maximum ` `// element of each column in a matrix ` `using` `System; ` ` `  `class` `GFG  ` `{ ` ` `  `// Function to find the maximum ` `// element of each column. ` `public` `static` `void` `largestInColumn(``int` `cols,  ` `                                   ``int``[, ] arr) ` `{ ` `    ``for` `(``int` `i = 0; i < cols; i++) ` `    ``{ ` ` `  `        ``// Initialize max to 0 at beginning ` `        ``// of finding max element of each column ` `        ``int` `maxm = arr[0, i]; ` `        ``for` `(``int` `j = 1; j < arr.GetLength(0); j++) ` `            ``if` `(arr[j, i] > maxm) ` `                ``maxm = arr[j, i]; ` ` `  `        ``Console.WriteLine(maxm); ` `    ``} ` `} ` ` `  `// Driver code ` `public` `static` `void` `Main() ` `{ ` `    ``int``[, ] arr = ``new` `int``[, ] { { 3, 4, 1, 8 }, ` `                                ``{ 1, 4, 9, 11 }, ` `                                ``{ 76, 34, 21, 1 }, ` `                                ``{ 2, 1, 4, 5 } }; ` `    ``// Calling the function ` `    ``largestInColumn(4, arr); ` `} ` `} ` ` `  `// This code is contributed  ` `// by Akanksha Rai `

 ` ``\$maxm``)  ` `                ``\$maxm` `= ``\$mat``[``\$j``][``\$i``];  ` `        ``}  ` ` `  `        ``// print the largest element  ` `        ``// of the column  ` `        ``echo` `\$maxm``, ``"\n"``;  ` `    ``}  ` `}  ` ` `  `// Driver code  ` `\$n` `= 4; ` `\$m` `= 4;  ` `\$mat` `= ``array``(``array``( 3, 4, 1, 8 ),  ` `             ``array``( 1, 4, 9, 11 ),  ` `             ``array``( 76, 34, 21, 1 ),  ` `             ``array``( 2, 1, 4, 5 ));  ` ` `  `largestInColumn(``\$mat``, ``\$n``, ``\$m``);  ` ` `  `// This code is contributed by Sach_Code ` `?> `

Output:
```76
34
21
11
```

Time Complexity : O(n * m), Here n is No. of Rows and m is No. of Colum.

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