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is a real number which gives the current Mathematica kernel version number, and increases in successive versions.
  • To find out if you are running under Version 6 or above, you can use the test TrueQ[$VersionNumber>=6.0].
  • A version with a particular number is typically derived from the same source code on all computer systems.
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