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Re: big integer for Range


Mathematica 5.2 on Suse Linux 9.2 on a 64 bit machine also will not create 
Range[10^9] but doesn't give an error message, it just doesn't create it. 
In other words if I type r = Range[10^9]; and then Dimensions[r] I get {}. 
Range[10^8] works ok.


"Murray Eisenberg" <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote in message 
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> 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?)
>
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