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FilledSmallSquare $MaxMachineNumber is the largest machine-precision number that can be used on a particular computer system.

FilledSmallSquare Numbers larger than $MaxMachineNumber are always represented in arbitrary-precision form.

FilledSmallSquare $MaxMachineNumber is typically , where is the maximum exponent that can be used in the internal representation of machine-precision numbers.

FilledSmallSquare See Section 3.1.6.

FilledSmallSquare See also: $MinMachineNumber, $MachineEpsilon, $MachinePrecision.

FilledSmallSquare Related package: NumericalMath`ComputerArithmetic`.

FilledSmallSquare New in Version 2.