$SystemWordLength

$SystemWordLength

gives the effective number of bits in raw machine words on the computer system where the Wolfram System is running.

Details

  • $SystemWordLength effectively gives the number of bits in memory addresses, or, more specifically, the length of a memory reference pointer.
  • On current computer systems, $SystemWordLength is 32 or 64.

Examples

Basic Examples  (1)

Show the bit length of raw machine words:

Wolfram Research (2007), $SystemWordLength, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$SystemWordLength.html.

Text

Wolfram Research (2007), $SystemWordLength, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$SystemWordLength.html.

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2021_$systemwordlength, author="Wolfram Research", title="{$SystemWordLength}", year="2007", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$SystemWordLength.html}", note=[Accessed: 31-July-2021 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2021_$systemwordlength, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={$SystemWordLength}, year={2007}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$SystemWordLength.html}, note=[Accessed: 31-July-2021 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 2007. "$SystemWordLength." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$SystemWordLength.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (2007). $SystemWordLength. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$SystemWordLength.html