I have this code
list = Accumulate@Tan[N[Range[10^8]]]; // AbsoluteTiming
and the timing is slightly more than two seconds. Now if I try to compute this
list = Accumulate@Tan[N[Range[10^8],30]]; // AbsoluteTiming
my computer its completely blocked. I have a laptop with an i7 chipset and 4gb of RAM, and Im not running any other thing in the background. It is really as big this calculation to block my computer or there is something wrong in the code or in my computer?
More over: this code
(with an arbitrary precision of 1000 inside!!!) runs fine, that is, it make the plot in some minutes. However I cant use a range bigger than $10^6$. What is going on? Its $10^8$ too big for my computer?
There is an alternative code, with the same dimension of $10^8$ and precision at least $30$ that can be handled easier for a computer?