Re: A question on machine numbers

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg29915] Re: A question on machine numbers*From*: "Orestis Vantzos" <atelesforos at hotmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 02:08:55 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: National Technical University of Athens, Greece*References*: <9j0hji$fjq$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Windows ME, version 4, returns {True,True,True} Orestis "Ersek, Ted R" <ErsekTR at navair.navy.mil> wrote in message news:9j0hji$fjq$1 at smc.vnet.net... > Which if any platforms running Mathematica > version 3 or 4 return something different for > the following input. > ----------- > > In[1]:= > {N[2^-52] === $MachineEpsilon, > N[2^-1022] === $MinMachineNumber, > N[2^1024] === $MaxMachineNumber} > > Out[1]= > {True, True, True} > > ------------- > I understand this is the > case for double precision on any computer which > uses IEEE 754 floating point arithmetic. > > > Thanks, > Ted Ersek > >