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

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  • Subject: [mg80895] Re: [mg80835] What is $MaxNumber on a 64 bit Computer?
  • From: Curtis Osterhoudt <cfo at lanl.gov>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 02:47:51 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: LANL
  • References: <200709040736.DAA23026@smc.vnet.net> <200709041001.12731.cfo@lanl.gov>
  • Reply-to: cfo at lanl.gov

  Oops. Sorry, all --- my computer (it's new! I didn't even know it) is 
actually a 64-bit one. Apologies for that mistaken post.



On Tuesday 04 September 2007 10:01:12 Curtis Osterhoudt wrote:
> 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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