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Re: big integer for Range

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.



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