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Re: limit crash

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  • Subject: [mg33254] Re: limit crash
  • From: Albert Retey <albert.retey at>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 05:08:41 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Visual Analysis AG
  • References: <a6e4no$11j$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:
> I checked this with Mathematica 4.1 for MacOS X and discovered something
> rather curious. If I use the Front End to try to perform this
> computation the kernel quits. However, if I run the kernel without the
> FrontEnd I get:
> In[1]:= a=Log[Log[x*Exp[x*Exp[x]] + 1]] - Exp[Exp[1/x]]*Log[x]
>              1/x                         x
>             E                           E  x
> Out[1]= -(E     Log[x]) + Log[Log[1 + E     x]]
> In[2]:= Limit[a,x->Infinity]
> Out[2]= Infinity

For me (Linux on Athlon PC) it is the other way round, it works using
the FrontEnd but not using the Kernel only. Only if I evaluate the
symbol "a" between the definition and the Limit[], it works using the
Kernel without the FrontEnd, too... strange...


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