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How to write a loop

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

 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

              x = x * 245 ^ 2

     PRINT X

Can I do such programming in MATHEMATICA? Please advise.


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