DM15L degrees issue

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zooropa1844
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DM15L degrees issue

Post by zooropa1844 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:44 pm

Good evening, fellow collectors and users,
I recently bought a DM15L and being a complete newbie to the machine I am puzzled because when setting it to degrees DEG I get different answers for sine and cosine of 45 degrees.

Is there any known issue about this topic in any of the firmwares? What can I be doing wrong?

Cheers,

Javier

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Re: DM15L degrees issue

Post by Zaphod » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:29 pm

What answers do you get specifically ?

zooropa1844
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Re: DM15L degrees issue

Post by zooropa1844 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:36 pm

The same ones I get when I set the angle unit to GRAD. For the sin 0.850903525 and for the cos 0.525321989.

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Re: DM15L degrees issue

Post by Thomas Okken » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:56 pm

It sounds like the calculator is in Complex mode. In that mode, the trigs work in radians, regardless of the DEG/RAD/GRAD setting.

rprosperi
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Re: DM15L degrees issue

Post by rprosperi » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:59 pm

When you set DEG, there should be no annunciator in the bottom of the LCD (vs. "RAD" vs. "GRAD" when those modes are set); is this correct on your machine?

If so, please provide exact key sequences, such as:

[f][FIX][9]
[g][DEG]
[4][5] [SIN] => 0.707106781
[4][5] [COS] => 0.707106781

Also, what version is your ROM?

See button [E] on this page: https://www.swissmicros.com/instructions.php to see how to show the version.
--bob p

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zooropa1844
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Re: DM15L degrees issue

Post by zooropa1844 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:12 pm

Thank you, guys, after a power reset which finished with a Pr Error message is working right. It probably was in complex mode as Thomas guessed. I am kind of embarrassed but for sure it is not the calculator I am used to, and besides I allowed my toddler to mess with it this afternoon although only a few seconds.

Thank you all of you!!

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