Floating point exception when taking a reciprocal of a list in v.
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- Subject: [mg110440] Floating point exception when taking a reciprocal of a list in v.
- From: Leo Alekseyev <dnquark at gmail.com>
- Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 01:25:19 -0400 (EDT)
I am running into a strange bug where taking reciprocals of a list of floating point numbers crashes the kernel with a floating point exception. This is on a Linux x86_64 system, Ubuntu 9.10, running Mathematica 188.8.131.52 Something like foo=Array[1.0&,1000]; 1/foo or foo=RandomReal/@Range; 1/foo gives me the crash Replacing floats with integers makes things work fine, also, for small enough lists (order of 10 elements) everything works. Same version of Mathematica on a 32-bit linux system or on Windows doesn't exhibit this behavior. I am rather mystified by what's going on; my hardware/OS is pretty standard, so if the bug were this obvious it would have long been known by now... But if anyone else has run into similar behavior and/or knows of some sort of a fix, please let me know. Thanks, --Leo