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  • Subject: [mg80685] {Precision@N[2^1024],N[2^1024]===$MaxMachineNumber}
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 04:10:39 -0400 (EDT)

on my computer, this command gives

However, I think the result is supposed to be

Is there something wrong with N?

My computer is an Athlon XP running Windows XP SP2.

Also, why does
? I'm sure I am missing something, but I thought a double precision
floating point number would only take up 8 bytes.



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