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# Calculation Overflow in Math Channel

I'm trying to use a math channel to do some higher value calculations. I keep getting a calculation overflow error and it returns a value of 2E09. I'm assume this is the maximum value for an integer. But with a real value, the maximum value should be much higher than this. I would think that I should be getting a real value instead of an integer value. Is there a way to ensure I'm getting a real value? Or is something else going on entirely?

Customer support service by UserEcho

You have the value type you intended, 32-bit Real. This can represent values up to 3.4*10^38

Looking at the printscreen from the application, it appears as if you step through indexes of an array and take the values to the power of 6. This can work as long as the values are small, but with too large input values the result will exceed what the 32-bit real can represent.

This is detected as a Calculation overflow.

When a Qcode expression evaluation result in error, the remaining statements in the channel will not be evaluated. The error status is propagated to the channel, while the channel value remain at the last valid Result.

The values are smaller than 3.4*10^38. That's why I thought I wasn't getting the correct value type. There are three values that give me calculation overflow and they are all displayed as 2E09. This seems to be more in line with a 32 bit integer and not 32 bit floating.