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[an error occurred while processing this directive] $MachineType

  • $MachineType is a string giving the general type of computer on which Mathematica is being run.
  • $MachineType is intended to reflect general families of hardware rather than specific models.
  • Typical values are "PC", "Macintosh", "Sun", "DEC" and "SGI".
  • Computers with the same $MachineType may not be binary compatible.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.13.5.
  • See also: $ProcessorType, $OperatingSystem, $System.