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Re: big integer for Range

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg61255] Re: [mg61239] big integer for Range
  • From: Sseziwa Mukasa <mukasa at jeol.com>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 05:53:44 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200510130539.BAA04605@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On Oct 13, 2005, at 1:39 AM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:

> Mathematica 5.2 under Windows XP on a 32-bit machine complains if I  
> ask
> it to form Range[10^9].  The error is Range::range: Range  
> specification
> in Range[10000000000] is not a machine-size integer.
>
> Is there a built-in Mathematica function that tells what the machine's
> maximum machine-size integer is?  (And if not, shouldn't there be?)

In Mathematica 5.0 Developer`MaxMachineInteger is that quantity.

Regards,

Ssezi



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