Why does 1**2**3**4**5 raise a MemoryError?
Roy Smith
roy at panix.com
Sun Mar 31 14:59:06 CEST 2013
In article <5157e6cc$0$29974$c3e8da3$5496439d at news.astraweb.com>,
Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> For what it's worth, that last intermediate result (two to the power of
> the 489-digit number) has approximately a billion trillion trillion
> trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion
> trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion
> trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion
> trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion
> trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion digits.
>
> (American billion and trillion, 10**9 and 10**12 respectively.)
What's that in crore?
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