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by grsbanks
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Inspiring the next generation of RPN users
Replies: 7
Views: 1756

Re: Inspiring the next generation of RPN users

Walter wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:20 pm
Even the DM10 is overkill with its L.R. and PRGM for school kids. But if you think of RPN for the next generation, give them an eight-level stack!
Give them a machine with a stack limited only by available memory (RPL) :)
by grsbanks
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: What would be the ultimate calculator in 2017?
Replies: 102
Views: 20807

Re: What would be the ultimate calculator in 2017?

The HP Prime probably isn't too far from what you're thinking of. It can be programmed in a fairly clear language called HP-PPL that can be entered directly on the machine or via a computer and it's pretty fast (400MHz CPU). The only real downer about the HP Prime is the fact that its RPN implementa...
by grsbanks
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Inspiring the next generation of RPN users
Replies: 7
Views: 1756

Re: Inspiring the next generation of RPN users

It would seem that the DM42 would indeed be ruled out by those regulations. The clincher here is "communication with other machines or the internet". It doesn't qualify what kind of communication (two-way or one-way) or what kind of "machine". A printer is a machine, right? It might be too easy to f...
by grsbanks
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM42
Replies: 81
Views: 35238

Re: DM42

Nitpick: It's the Intel Decimal Floating-Point Math Library -- Decimal, not BCD. BCD is a specific way of encoding decimal in binary, with each digit being encoded using a group of four bits, and the Intel library uses a different , more efficient, encoding internally. Thanks for that. I'll refer t...
by grsbanks
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM42
Replies: 81
Views: 35238

Re: DM42

From what I can tell it uses the same high-precision intel chip as the DM42L There is actually no such thing as a DM42L. There was a landscape format very early prototype of the now DM42, which may have been known as the DM42L, then there was a later, portrait mode prototype called the DM42P, but w...
by grsbanks
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM42
Replies: 81
Views: 35238

Re: DM42

I may have missed some of the previous discussions - but what is the idea behind the split screen? The screen seems lovely, and I really like that font is the same pixelated font of the original machine, but I don't quite understand repeating the x and y registers just above it? The lower half with...
by grsbanks
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and questions
Topic: New Swiss Micros user - DM-41L
Replies: 11
Views: 2980

Re: New Swiss Micros user - DM-41L

Also, while I think of it, I can't recommend the MoHPC document set enough.

http://www.hpmuseum.org/cd/cddesc.htm

Head on over to that link to have an overview of what's in the archive set.
by grsbanks
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and questions
Topic: New Swiss Micros user - DM-41L
Replies: 11
Views: 2980

Re: New Swiss Micros user - DM-41L

Hi there, Other than the obvious hardware differences (no expansion ports and a USB port for reading/writing dumps of the emulated machine and upgrading the firmware), the DM41 and DM41L are basically the same thing as the HP-41CX. The manual for the HP-41CX is widely available on the internet, here...
by grsbanks
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: DM1x/DM41
Topic: Attention collectors!
Replies: 102
Views: 24307

Re: Attention collectors!

How much an unit will cost with only 10 buyers? I would be fine with CHF 150 for a DM10L ... Hi Guido, Michael is taking a well earned break at the moment so we won't get a response to this right away. If you haven't already done so, please vote "yes" in this poll in order to get numbers up! I woul...
by grsbanks
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: OFFIMG library
Topic: A few to get you started
Replies: 82
Views: 18172

Re: A few to get you started

Thanks to Vitasam for bringing this conversation back on-topic :)