What is the largest number that Python can handle? [duplicate]

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In Python we do not need to specify the number types (such as int, double, long, etc.) as opposed to other programming languages, I am wondering what the biggest number that Python can handle without causing an "overflow error" or some sort. Based on my experience, this number can be really big, but exactly how big can it be?

Motive: I worked on a numerical analysis homework testing convergences and received an overflow error for the y-value (because my function doesn’t converge), and I am curious about exactly how "big" will be triggered as too big.

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