21 years ahead in math and blocked by a stupid field display bug?
wouter.abraham at pi.be
Thu Jul 1 11:20:38 CDT 2004
Sorry to say but is no bug.
It is the way Scott Raney implemented the wrap in metacard.
Wrap on words. Nothing else.
His way of saying (in a mail years ago) was something like: "No spaces,
no words, no wraps".
May be a featurerequest to something as a new windowwrap property?
The other limit you will hit is a prime of 64k length (then you'll have
to add a space ;-)
> • From: MisterX
> • Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2004 08:13:32 -0700
> Hi everyone,
> Im about to bring RR 21 years ahead of history:
> Apparently it will take until 2025 to discover a prime number
> with 1,000,000,000 digits.
> I found a way to generate this BUT...
> if I display a just a 100 digits number the field which has its
> dontwrap set to false persist in not wrapping this number! EVERY
> other program I can paste this number into will wrap the number
> correctly but not RunRev...
> So am I supposed to do this manually by inserting spaces in between
> and look stupid in front of the scientific community?
> I know I can save the number in a file and not say with what
> progam I did it. But that would not be a good thing for RR...
> Last but not least, I expect RR to crash by the time I get to some
> 2^16 digits... I reported this limit a couple years ago but
> it's probably still not fixed... And naturally saving it each time
> is time consuming when you want to "display" this number and make
> RR famous...
> Has anyone got a solution? put spaces in the number? pffff...
> Anyone's solution is welcome! number formating? sure!
> Testing the number for primality is left as an excercise in case that
> your question! I assert that it is but dont have the computer power to
> prove so - RR needs a bit more optimization, multithreading to work
> out a
> network distributed processor for that!
> Nothing RR can do is it? ;)
> No, I dont want to deal with C nor can I afford mathematica...
> A file based stack is coming tonite anyway!
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