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Is this a bug ? 1/N[Range[3]] = crash

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  • Subject: [mg121403] Is this a bug ? 1/N[Range[3]] = crash
  • From: "g.resta at iit.cnr.it" <g.resta at iit.cnr.it>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 05:13:02 -0400 (EDT)
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I was testing an installation of Mathematica 7.0.0 for Linux 64 bits,
and I noticed that every time I evaluated the simple
1 / N[Range[3]]  or 1.0/N[Range[3]] the kernel apparently crashed.

Evaluating it in the textual shell (command "math") the 
program exits abruptly with the message "Floating point exception".

Is this "normal" (then: why?) or is a bug or do you think is a bugged
install ?

thanks,
g.




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