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  • Subject: [mg117253] $MaxNumber
  • From: a evans <aeospam at>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 05:24:42 -0500 (EST)
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I would be grateful if someone could help me to understand why my $MaxNumber is seemingly much lower than it should be. I am running modern equipment (quad-core 64bit) with windows 7 64-bit and Mathematica 8.0. The $MaxNumber according to my machine is : 1.233433712981650*10^323228458. According to reports at the URL below the $MaxNumber on 64-bit machines in Mathematica 6.0 is up to 2.093117322269914*10^646456781. This is also the number given in the wolfram documentation. Any information on how to resolve this I would kindly appreciate.

Many regards,


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