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Re: Re: bug in Mathematica 3.0 ?

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  • Subject: [mg7503] Re: [mg7239] Re: [mg7213] bug in Mathematica 3.0 ?
  • From: skipper at worldnet.att.net (Thomas Skipper)
  • Date: Sat, 7 Jun 1997 03:48:31 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: AT&T WorldNet Services
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 20 May 1997 02:58:05 -0400, "w.meeussen"
<w.meeussen.vdmcc at vandemoortele.be> wrote:

>At 19:13 17-05-97 -0400, seanross at worldnet.att.net wrote:
>>ASU_FS wrote:
>>> 
>>> I'm using Mathematica ver: 3.0 for Win95 on a Pentium machine.
>>> I typed in the following test:
>>> Timing[Prime{123456789]].
>>> I get the following error:
>>> MathKernel
>>> This program has performed an illegal operation.....
>>> The details:
>>> MathKernel caused a divide error in module MathDll.dll at 0137:0072843e
>>> 
>>> The same test on a 486 and Mathematica 2 on Windows 3.1 works well, and
>>> also on a SGI with Mathematica ver: 3.0.
>>> 
>>> Do other people have the same problem ? If so is there a fix to it.
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> R. Wathelet.
>>
>>I tried it on my win95 pentium and got the same message you did.  I did
>>fix the code so it read Timing[Prime[123456789]].
>>
>>
>In[37]:=
>Timing[Prime[12345]]
>Out[37]=
>{0.06 Second,132241}
>In[38]:=
>Timing[Prime[123456]]
>Out[38]=
>{0.11 Second,1632899}
>In[39]:=
>Timing[Prime[1234567]]
>Out[39]=
>{0.71 Second,19394489}
>In[40]:=
>Timing[Prime[12345678]]
>Out[40]=
>{1.64 Second,224284387}
>In[41]:=
>Timing[Prime[123456789]]
>        Kernel made invalid operation ...
>
>you'r right !!
>
>
>Dr. Wouter L. J. MEEUSSEN
>eu000949 at pophost.eunet.be
>w.meeussen.vdmcc at vandemoortele.be
>
>
I get a Dr. Watson error (WinNT)" Kernal error, divide by zero".???


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