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Re: Permutations & Computer capacity

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  • Subject: [mg16996] Re: Permutations & Computer capacity
  • From: Harald Giese <giese at>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 02:13:33 -0400
  • Organization: Institut fuer Meereskunde, Universitaet Hamburg
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Francisco Gutierrez wrote:
> ...
> I thought that perhaps my programming was not efficient enough, so I made
> the following try:
> Range[12]
> Permutations[%]
> After a couple of minutes, I got the answer "Exiting-out of memory"
> I have a Pentium II with 128 RAM, 4 free gigas in hard disk and a 300 and
> something processor (my platform is windows 95).
> ...


Nothing to add to David's reply, just a remark on the "Exiting-out of
memory" error: That's a bug in Mathematica 3.0.1 for Windows (maybe also in Mathematica
3.0.0). There is a patch of the MathKernel.exe file available (dated
31.08.1998), but I don't remember its place on the WRI site. Because its
size is just 47 KB, I could mail it.


Harald Giese
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Institut fuer Meereskunde der Universitaet Hamburg
(Institute of Oceanography of the University of Hamburg)
Troplowitzstrasse 7, D-22529 Hamburg

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