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by Nigel (UK)
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 898
Views: 218311

Re: 43S News

I've come across what I think is a bug, or at least unintended behaviour, on the WP43S emulator. It is freshly built from source today! (I can't get the Windows version to run, but Linux is fine.) Press 3 . 3 0 f d.ms to give a display of 3 degrees, 30 minutes, and 0 seconds. Press 1/x twice. The di...
by Nigel (UK)
Wed May 27, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: New DM 42
Replies: 14
Views: 2107

Re: New DM 42

Like others, I have disassembled the calculator to fix a keyboard problem - but in my case, only one key, which would sometimes - no more than 1% of the time - not register a press. (Cleaning the contact solved the problem.) If you have a new calculator with 8 keys not registering well, or not regis...
by Nigel (UK)
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 898
Views: 218311

Re: 43S News

What about a small camera icon, if this is possible?

Nigel (UK)
by Nigel (UK)
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 898
Views: 218311

Re: 43S News

How about SNAP as a name for the key?

Nigel (UK)
by Nigel (UK)
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1147
Views: 189437

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Calculators in the HP48 series accumulate data points in matrices, so that matrix editing commands can be used to add or remove points. Statistical functions then take the name of a matrix as an argument and the column or columns to be analysed. I don't know what the HP43S matrix editing facilities ...
by Nigel (UK)
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1147
Views: 189437

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

The other main use for sigma-plus and minus is for adding and subtracting lists of real numbers using sum-x, or complex numbers / 2D vectors, using sum-x and sum-y. On modern calculators there are other ways to do this, but I expect that quite a few people are in the habit of working this way. I'm s...
by Nigel (UK)
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1147
Views: 189437

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

To me it seems logical to have sigma-minus as the function of the leftmost menu key in no-menu mode, but to make the key reconfigurable like the sigma-plus key below it. Personally I'd like x! there, but allowing it to be configured would be great.

Nigel (UK)
by Nigel (UK)
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1147
Views: 189437

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

One more bug, this time with "tick buttons". If I start the firmware from the DMCP Load Program option, the default settings include triple-press of shift bringing up the HOME menu, and a line in the menu indicating the selected row when SHIFT is pressed. But if I go into the CFG menu in which these...
by Nigel (UK)
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1147
Views: 189437

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Minor SHOW bug in version 27. To reproduce it, try the following steps: Clear the stack. Enter 2 300 y^x (to get a big integer). Press SHOW (f[.]). (The long integer is displayed in small font - is this intentional?) Press EXIT. The lower two stack levels are left blank, and the HOME menu is not red...
by Nigel (UK)
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 898
Views: 218311

Re: 43S News

Here's another approach that works for me. I go into the Draft Documentation folder and there's a little download icon, just to the left of the Clone button. Clicking this gives me the option to download the directory contents as a zip file. I can't see how to download individual files this way, but...