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is the largest machine-precision number that can be used on a particular computer system.
  • Numbers larger than $MaxMachineNumber are always represented in arbitrary-precision form.
  • $MaxMachineNumber is typically , where n is the maximum exponent that can be used in the internal representation of machine-precision numbers.
The largest hardware floating point number:
The largest hardware floating point number:
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Numbers larger than $MaxMachineNumber are represented as arbitrary precision numbers:
Find the maximum machine number algorithmatically:
$MaxMachineNumber has the largest possible binary exponent and all bits set to 1:
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