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by dlachieze
Sun May 13, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM42 vs DM43S
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Re: DM42 vs DM43S

So I go back to my original question ....Why would I buy one instead of the other? (if they both existed today i.e. a DM42 and a DM43) Take a look at the WP 43S feature list on the project page , it should be more powerful than the DM42, but also may be more complex to use. I'm not sure the WP 43S ...
by dlachieze
Sat May 12, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM42 vs DM43S
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Re: DM42 vs DM43S

Well, it depends on how much you're ready to wait for your next calculator: you can order the DM42 right now, while the WP 43S is still vaporware and is nowhere near completion, it's specification has been on the drawing board for a few years already but no software implementation has surfaced so far.
by dlachieze
Fri May 11, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: Inconsistant way of editing LBL and GTO targets
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Inconsistant way of editing LBL and GTO targets

It's normal to have different ways to enter GTO and LBL: with LBL you are creating a new label, so you need to be able to enter directly either a alpha of a numeric label, which is exactly what the HP-42S allows by enabling the Alpha mode (there is some difference on the DM42 I will cover below) wit...
by dlachieze
Wed May 09, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Is there any polling station here?
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Is there any polling station here?

When you create a new topic you have the option to create a poll:

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However this option doesn't seem to be enabled for the Discuss! sub-forum....
by dlachieze
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: Programmatically Preserving Last-X Stack Register
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Programmatically Preserving Last-X Stack Register

J Peters wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:16 am
RCL "ORIGX"
STO ST L
R↓ (roll stack down)
To preserve the stack I would do:

X<> ST L
X<> "ORIGX"
X<> ST L
CLV "ORIGX"
by dlachieze
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: Noob Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Noob Questions

grsbanks wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:34 pm
The "REGS" matrix can also be re-created by executing SIZE (2nd page of the MODES menu).
Interesting ! I didn't know that. It's much simpler than creating a new matrix.

Btw, is there any update planned for the DM42 manual ?
by dlachieze
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: Noob Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Noob Questions

Press [Σ+] to toggle between DMY and MDY modes in the date settings dialog. See the release notes of the V3.3 firmware for more details. Yes, AFAIK this is a limitation of the DM42 direct keyboard Alpha mode. To enter numeric labels you should not be in the DM42 Alpha mode, but in the HP 42S Alpha ...
by dlachieze
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: DM42
Topic: Proposal: virtual alpha variable?
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Proposal: virtual alpha variable?

This will store the Numeric Codes for each of the Characters in the ALPHA register. It will size the MATRIX to be the same as the length of the string in the ALPHA Register. You could add a ROLL DOWN before exiting the routines if you don't wish to have the MATRIX in the X-register. Nicely done. Ho...
by dlachieze
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Where are the calculators manufactured?
Replies: 10
Views: 1276

Re: Where are the calculators manufactured?

The calculators are produced in China, final assembly is in done in Switzerland and that's also where they ship from. I've just been visiting the production sites, see this video https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.chatelaine/videos/983219105169073/ Thanks for the video. It's very interesting to see ho...
by dlachieze
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: DM42
Topic: AIP <=> "AFP"
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: AIP <=> "AFP"

But its counterpart "AFP" is missing despite there exists IP an FP. What could be the reason for HP's decision to do so? AIP is useful when you work with loop counters ccccccc.fffii to be able to display the current count without the fractional part. I don't see a similar need for AFP. I'd miss an ...