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

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  • Subject: [mg121430] Re: Is this a bug ? 1/N[Range[3]] = crash
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:37:50 -0400 (EDT)
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See the following thread for the possible reason for this. Note that
it is not a problem in the current version of Mathematica:

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica/browse_thread/thread/d29ecc9362d97d32/81ea4332f249c786

Hope this helps,
David

On Sep 14, 5:15 am, "g.re... at iit.cnr.it" <g.re... at iit.cnr.it> wrote:
> 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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