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Josh Locker
11/23/03 11:46am

I am trying to compare various computers using the functions provided in the TimeConstrained function listing: gg[x_]:=x^x^4, NestWhile[#+1&,1,(TimeConstrained[gg[#], 2]=!=$Aborted)&]-1. The second function, when timed (Timing[) takes about 10 seconds and gives 40 on one computer, but has taken over two hours on a second computer and still hasn't reached a result. Is there a missing setting on this computer or is it just taking that long?

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