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 2n, where n is the maximum exponent that can be used in the internal representation of machine‐precision numbers.
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Basic Examples (1)
The largest hardware floating point number:
Numbers larger than $MaxMachineNumber are represented as arbitrary precision numbers:
Find the maximum machine number algorithmatically:
Properties & Relations (2)