# Python – K consecutive Maximum

• Last Updated : 02 Sep, 2020

Given a List, find maximum of next K elements from each index.

Input : test_list = [4, 3, 9, 2, 6, 12, 4, 3, 2, 4, 5], K = 4
Output : [9, 9, 9, 12, 12, 12, 4, 5]
Explanation : Max of next 4 elements, (max(4, 3, 9, 2) = 9)

Input : test_list = [4, 3, 9, 2, 6], K = 4
Output : [9, 9]
Explanation : Max of next 4 elements, (max(4, 3, 9, 2) = 9)

Method #1 : Using loop + max() + slicing

In this, we iterate for elements in loop, slicing till next K, and use max() to get maximum of them for current index.

## Python3

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of ``# K consecutive Maximum ``# Using max() + loop + slicing`` ` `# initializing list``test_list ``=` `[``4``, ``3``, ``8``, ``2``, ``6``, ``7``, ``4``, ``3``, ``2``, ``4``, ``5``]`` ` `# printing original list``print``(``"The original list is : "` `+` `str``(test_list))`` ` `# initializing K ``K ``=` `4`` ` `res ``=` `[]``for` `idx ``in` `range``(``len``(test_list) ``-` `K ``+` `1``):``     ` `    ``# slice next K and compute Maximum``    ``res.append(``max``(test_list[idx : idx ``+` `K]))`` ` `# printing result ``print``(``"Next K Maximum List : "` `+` `str``(res))`
Output
```The original list is : [4, 3, 8, 2, 6, 7, 4, 3, 2, 4, 5]
Next K Maximum List : [8, 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 4, 5]
```

Method #2 : Using list comprehension

This is yet another way to solve this, one-liner alternative to above method using list comprehension.

## Python3

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of ``# K consecutive Maximum ``# Using list comprehension`` ` `# initializing list``test_list ``=` `[``4``, ``3``, ``8``, ``2``, ``6``, ``7``, ``4``, ``3``, ``2``, ``4``, ``5``]`` ` `# printing original list``print``(``"The original list is : "` `+` `str``(test_list))`` ` `# initializing K ``K ``=` `4`` ` `# one-liner to solve problem``res ``=` `[``max``(test_list[idx : idx ``+` `K]) ``for` `idx ``in` `range``(``len``(test_list) ``-` `K ``+` `1``)]`` ` `# printing result ``print``(``"Next K Maximum List : "` `+` `str``(res))`
Output
```The original list is : [4, 3, 8, 2, 6, 7, 4, 3, 2, 4, 5]
Next K Maximum List : [8, 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 4, 5]
```

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