```
table(mc <- max.col(swiss)) # mostly "1" and "5", 5 x "2" and once "4"
swiss[unique(print(mr <- max.col(t(swiss)))) , ] # 3 33 45 45 33 6
set.seed(1) # reproducible example:
(mm <- rbind(x = round(2*stats::runif(12)),
y = round(5*stats::runif(12)),
z = round(8*stats::runif(12))))
[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5] [,6] [,7] [,8] [,9] [,10] [,11] [,12]
x 1 1 1 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0
y 3 2 4 2 4 5 2 4 5 1 3 1
z 2 3 0 3 7 3 4 5 4 1 7 5
## column indices of all row maxima :
utils::str(lapply(1:3, function(i) which(mm[i,] == max(mm[i,]))))
max.col(mm) ; max.col(mm) # "random"
max.col(mm, "first") # -> 4 6 5
max.col(mm, "last") # -> 7 9 11
```

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