$MaxPrecision

$MaxPrecision

gives the maximum number of digits of precision to be allowed in arbitraryprecision numbers.

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Examples

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Basic Examples  (2)

Limit a calculation to use at most 100 digits of precision:

Do a computation with fixed 24 digit precision:

Applications  (1)

Iterate a map using fixed precision:

If the precision is not fixed, it eventually drops to zero in the 100 iterations:

Possible Issues  (1)

When $MaxPrecision is set, some computations may not get correct results:

The actual value is much smaller:

Introduced in 1996
 (3.0)
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Updated in 1999
 (4.0)
2000
 (4.1)
2002
 (4.2)
2003
 (5.0)