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gives the maximum integer that is represented internally as a single atomic data element on your computer system.
  • $MaxMachineInteger is typically 2^(n-1)-1 on a computer system that is referred to as an n-bit system.
  • Arithmetic operations involving integers smaller than $MaxMachineInteger are typically faster than those involving larger integers.