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Re: What is $MaxNumber on a 64 bit Computer?


  Ted Ersek wrote:

> On my 32 bit PC $MaxNumber = 1.440397193981*^323228010
> I wanted to know if any version has a larger $MaxNumber, and I suppose 
> if any computer does it would be a 64 bit machine.

On Win XP 32-bit (!!)(1.5 GB RAM) with Mathematica v5.0  it seems to be

   1.9202246726923565854204690606`15.954589770191005*^646456887

==> 2 147 483 295 b (~2^31)  ==>   268 435 412 B  (~2^28)


-- 
   Costa


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