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Re: What is $MaxNumber on a 64 bit Computer?
Ingolf Dahl wrote: <snip> > By the way, I note that Exp[Log[$MaxNumber]] generates Overflow, but > Exp[Log[$MaxNumber/2]] is OK on my computer. I use that in a program, so I > wonder if there is any other system where the last expression generates > Overflow. FWIW, got overflow for the first expression. Second expression is okay on my PC, 32 bits, architecture x86, Intel Pentium 4 processor with HT (Hyper-Threading) technology and Microsoft Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2), Mathematica for Windows versions 6.0.1. In:= $Version Exp[Log[$MaxNumber]] Exp[Log[$MaxNumber/2]] Out= "6.0 for Microsoft Windows (32-bit) (June 19, 2007)" During evaluation of In:= General::ovfl: Overflow occurred in \ computation. >> Out= Overflow Out= 9.601123363461783992717910966`15.954589770191003*^646456886 Best regards, -- Jean-Marc