## How to prompt?

Discussion about the new DM41X calculator
waitsee
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### How to prompt?

Hi there,

How to PROMPT for a variable?
I have tried this:
LBL AREA
R=?
CLx
PROMPT
STO 01
x^2
PI
x
RTN
END

This little try out does not show the R=? to add the value.
Between the line number and the R=? and PROMPT there is a little T (to show it is alpha)
waitsee
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### Re: How to prompt?

OK solved.
I added the PROMPT in Aplha mode. It must be XEQ PROMPT.
Thank You.
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### Re: How to prompt?

Some of that confusion can be avoided by placing quotes around strings that are supposed to be, well, strings rather than commands. So taking your example and making things a little more explicit:

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LBL "AREA"
"R=?"
CLx
PROMPT
STO 01
x^2
PI
x
RTN
END
Also, minor issue, if RTN is the final instruction then you don't need to include it. END does an implicit RTN (says he after just suggesting that some things be made more explicit...)
There are only 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who do not.
waitsee
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