[Maxima] Natural logarithms of large numbers
fateman at cs.berkeley.edu
Sun Nov 30 09:41:01 CST 2008
> 1.7976931348623157e+308 is the limit of the normal double floating
> point arithmetic. That's probably the reason and it is not an
> arbitrary limit that can be changed easily. Perhaps you need to use
> bfloats but I'm no Maxima expert.
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log(bfloat(10^400)) works fine.
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