$MaxMachineNumber

$MaxMachineNumber

is the largest machineprecision number that can be used on a particular computer system.

Details

  • Numbers larger than $MaxMachineNumber are always represented in arbitraryprecision form.
  • $MaxMachineNumber is typically 2n, where n is the maximum exponent that can be used in the internal representation of machineprecision numbers.

Examples

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Basic Examples  (1)

The largest hardware floating point number:

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Properties & Relations  (2)

See Also

$MinMachineNumber  $MachineEpsilon  $MachinePrecision  $MaxNumber

Tutorials

Introduced in 1991
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