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

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  • Subject: [mg80901] Re: What is $MaxNumber on a 64 bit Computer?
  • From: Costa Bravo <laguna at aol.com>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 02:50:56 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fbj22k$n53$1@smc.vnet.net>

  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)


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   Costa


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