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

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  • Subject: [mg80894] Re: [mg80835] What is $MaxNumber on a 64 bit Computer?
  • From: Curtis Osterhoudt <cfo at lanl.gov>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 02:47:21 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: LANL
  • References: <200709040736.DAA23026@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: cfo at lanl.gov

My PC is 32-bit too ("6.0 for Linux x86 (32-bit) (June 19, 2007)") but 

In[2]:= $MaxNumber

Out[2]= 1.9202246726923565854204690606`15.954589770191005*^646456887

   Could it be that the exponent is twice yours because this is a 
dual-processor machine? (Makes no sense to me)



On Tuesday 04 September 2007 01:36:36 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.
>
> Thanks,
>
>        Ted Ersek



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