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Re: why the overflow problems when using assigned values a,b,c vs. actual numbers?

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  • Subject: [mg47261] Re: why the overflow problems when using assigned values a,b,c vs. actual numbers?
  • From: Harold.Noffke at wpafb.af.mil (Harold Noffke)
  • Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 00:04:08 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <c3udjo$9oa$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Angel:

What version of Mathematica are you using?  What is your platform?

$Version "5.0 for Microsoft Windows [2000] (November 18, 2003)" yields ...

In[1]:=
    a^b^c//FullForm 
Out[1]//FullForm=
    Power[a,Power[b,c]]

Also, the error message General::ovfl reads in part ...

  &#9724; Generated when the scale of a result exceeds the scale of numbers 
    that can be represented in the version of Mathematica that is in use.

So, your error message may be version dependent.

Regards,
Harold


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