- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg117335] Re: $MaxNumber
- From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
- Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 06:06:31 -0500 (EST)
On 3/14/11 at 5:59 AM, jfultz at wolfram.com (John Fultz) wrote: >Perhaps you have Home Edition of Mathematica. Until the most recent >release (8.0.1, released just a few days ago), Home Edition included >only 32-bit versions of Mathematica. I don't quite see an explanation involving the Home addition as explaining what I see. That is, I am using the version that comes with a Premier subscription and I see In:= $System Out= Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) In:= $Version Out= 8.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (February 23, 2011) In:= $ReleaseNumber Out= 1 In:= $MaxNumber Out= 1.233433712981650*10^323228458 I also not the original poster wrote: >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. But the value I see in the online documentation is consistent with what the smaller value I get above. As for other particulars of my system, I am running Mac OS 10.6.6 booted in 64-bit mode, on a MacBookPro (2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor) with 6GB of ram installed.