$SystemWordLength

$SystemWordLength

gives the effective number of bits in raw machine words on the computer system where the Wolfram System is running.

Details

  • $SystemWordLength effectively gives the number of bits in memory addresses, or, more specifically, the length of a memory reference pointer.
  • On current computer systems, $SystemWordLength is 32 or 64.

Examples

Basic Examples  (1)

Show the bit length of raw machine words:

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See Also

$System  $MachineType

Introduced in 2007
(6.0)