How to write a loop

*Subject*: [mg2538] How to write a loop*From*: ewalke1 at gl.umbc.edu ("Enrico C. Walker")*Date*: Fri, 17 Nov 1995 05:19:50 GMT*Approved*: usenet@wri.com*Distribution*: local*Newsgroups*: wri.mathgroup*Organization*: University of Maryland, Baltimore County*Sender*: daemon at wri.com ( )

I need to raise a number to some large exponent - i.e. 245 ^ 500. I know that I may run into a problem by plugging it directly. so I'd like to find the result by using some sort of programming loop such. DO 250 times begin x = x * 245 ^ 2 end PRINT X Can I do such programming in MATHEMATICA? Please advise. -RICO-