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Re: big integer for Range

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  • Subject: [mg61287] Re: [mg61239] big integer for Range
  • From: <bsyehuda at>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 05:55:43 -0400 (EDT)
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  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Range[] works fine with large numbers of any range.
But creating 10^9 integers, this means 16Bytes * 10^9 means that you need 34
bits space only for the list generated by Range[10^9], isn't it????

On 10/13/05, Murray Eisenberg <murray at> 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?)
> --
> Murray Eisenberg murray at
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