RE: Re: User problem

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg24023] RE: [mg23997] Re: [mg23971] User problem*From*: hwolf at debis.com*Date*: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 03:07:37 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Notwithstanding the original code being illegal, 250 appears as a magic number. Compare: In[2]:= Table[i = i + 1, {i, 249}] In[3]:= Table[i = i + 1, {i, 250}] -- Hartmut > -----Original Message----- > From: BobHanlon at aol.com [SMTP:BobHanlon at aol.com] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > Sent: Monday, June 19, 2000 7:46 AM > To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > Subject: [mg23997] Re: [mg23971] User problem > > > In a message dated 6/18/2000 3:39:33 AM, joseph468 at yahoo.com writes: > > >I am trying to contstruct a table of random integers > >between 1 and 4. I'd like to vary the number of > >elements in the table from time to time. The > >contruction that I use in Mathematica is as follows: > > > >genome = Table[i = Random[Integer, {1, 4}], {i, 249}] > > > >The problem with this is as follows: the above > >generates tables of varying length up to and including > >249 elements. However, when I try to generate any > >table containing more than 249 elements, I get the > >following error message on my screen: > > > >This program has performed an illegal operation and > >will be shut down. If the problem persists please > >contact the vendor. > > > >I have version 4 of Mathematica, and am running it on > >a Windows98 platform (Dell NoteBook) > > > > genome = Table[Random[Integer, {1, 4}], {249}]; > > > Bob Hanlon