evaluation of large factorials, such as 143311! leads
to a value stack overflow when evaluated in wxMaxima
0.7.0a, but not in the command line version of maxima:
Maxima encountered a Lisp error: Error in FORMAT [or a
callee]: Value stack overflow.Automatically
continuing.To reenable the Lisp debugger set
*debugger-hook* to nil.
The error is explicit enough to understand it is an
overflow... but when trying to evaluate even larger
factorials, such as 1433115!, windows simply reports a
standard program failure with no message from maxima
regardless of the interface you use.
Maxima version: 5.10.0
Maxima build date: 19:9 9/21/2006
host type: i686-pc-mingw32
lisp-implementation-type: GNU Common Lisp (GCL)
lisp-implementation-version: GCL 2.6.7
also using Windows XP profesionnal with SP2.