Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Member of An Array of Numbers Has # Following Number

Posted on 2011-09-22
2
Medium Priority
?
340 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have an array of numbers that are the results of the powers of two. All is well until the 31st entry and then the number gets a "#" appended to the number. The actual number is 2^31 or 2,147,483,648. Is there a limit to the size of a number that can be placed in an array? What is the significance of the "#" sign?

val1 = Array(1, 2, 4, 8, 16, _
             32, 64, 128, 256, 512, _
             1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384, _
             32768, 65536, 131072, 262144, 524288, _
             1048576, 2097152, 4194304, 8388608, 16777216, _
             33554432, 67108864, 134217728, 268435456, 536870912, _
             1073741824, 2147483648#, 4294967296#, 8589934592#)
0
Comment
Question by:wmckinney
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 93

Accepted Solution

by:
Patrick Matthews earned 200 total points
ID: 36581955
The # indicates that the value is treated as data type Double.  The Long data type tops out at (2 ^ 31) - 1.
0
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 36581966
BTW, Double tops out at ~1.79 x 10 ^ 308.  However, it is only precise to the first 15 significant digits.
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Traditionally, the method to display pictures in Access forms and reports is to first download them from URLs to a folder, record the path in a table and then let the form or report pull the pictures from that folder. But why not let Windows retr…
This article describes how to use a set of graphical playing cards to create a Draw Poker game in Excel or VB6.
Learn how to create and modify your own paragraph styles in Microsoft Word. This can be helpful when wanting to make consistently referenced styles throughout a document or template.
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

609 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question