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by cdmackay
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: When will we get an up to date DM42?
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: When will we get an up to date DM42?

I think there's only been two Free42 changes that are relevant to the DM42, since the latest DM42's v2.2 and the current Free42 v2.5.9, namely the configurable word size, and a couple of fixes to SOLVE.

I'd quite like to see the former, but it doesn't seem like an emergency. Why is waiting a problem?
by cdmackay
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: state file sharing
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: state file sharing

thanks very much Thomas, I thought that might be the case. In that case, if any SM folk are reading, please consider this a request to add such functionality. An alternative, or short-term workaround (once the DM42 has Free42 2.5), might be a separate tool to convert between the two formats, optiona...
by cdmackay
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Software Library
Topic: Sunrise/Sunset
Replies: 9
Views: 2981

Re: Sunrise/Sunset

hi Jeff, one suggestion…

You may want to add a CLMENU at the start; otherwise, if a previously-run program set up keys > 3, they will re-appear when you show your MENU, which looks messy. Your program still works fine.

thanks again for a great utility.
by cdmackay
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: state file sharing
Replies: 2
Views: 162

state file sharing

Apologies if this has been asked before; the forum's search feature won't let me search for such "common terms".

Is there any way to convert/extract from a DM42 state file so that it may be used with Free42, e.g. on desktop, Android, etc?

thanks very much.
by cdmackay
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM41X vs DM42 vs WP-34S...
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: DM41X vs DM42 vs WP-34S...

good points burkhard, thanks. I think I'd call it more a complete rewrite, not just an upgrade. sorry, that's not what I meant. I agree, and I'd already said "design a new system from scratch". Here, I simply meant that the 34S isn't a hardware product, but a new firmware that is applied to an exist...
by cdmackay
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM41X vs DM42 vs WP-34S...
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: DM41X vs DM42 vs WP-34S...

One way to look at it would be that the DM42 and DM41X are intended to be modern versions of existing calculators, namely the HP-42S, and HP-41CX. So choosing between those two is really a choice based on those existing RPN machines, both of which are extensively documented. The WP-34S (and forthcom...
by cdmackay
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and questions
Topic: Put in function from Catalog
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Put in function from Catalog

I suppose also, if you didn't have the manuals etc with you, it might be handy just to know what is available, or to remind you of the name of a function that you know is there but can't remember what it's called. And since the inbuilt XEQ didn't have name-completion, unlike Ángel's and others' offe...
by cdmackay
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and questions
Topic: Put in function from Catalog
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Put in function from Catalog

You can't execute functions from catalogs 2 or 3. You need to use XEQ, or the key if there is one.

You can execute your own programs from catalog 1, because when you stop on one, that sets the program pointer to that program.
by cdmackay
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: DM1x/DM41
Topic: DM41X
Replies: 40
Views: 2890

Re: DM41X

hah! that is so silly of me; I knew your username looked familiar, but I forgot who was behind it :) My 41CL stopped responding. I found that if I pressed hard between a few of the upper keys, it would come on, then go off again when I let go. Seemed to me to indicate a post problem. I bought it (as...
by cdmackay
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: DM1x/DM41
Topic: DM41X
Replies: 40
Views: 2890

Re: DM41X

but the downside of slow, inconvenient PC transfer. I agree with you for the ROM update which you only do a couple of times per year, otherwise the 41CL is a very hard NUT to crack! :D heh :) I didn't mean to sound critical on that point; I love my 41CL (currently inoperative, hopefully fixed soon)...