|Questions about Programming|
Message #1 Posted by Ben Salinas on 1 Apr 2003, 9:17 p.m.
Ok, I have a few questions about programming. I am familiar with the 32sii's keystroke programming. What type of programming was used on the 41 or 42. Was it keystroke, or was there a language. If there was a langauge, did you choose commands from menus, or type them in?
I am trying to figure out rather to use keystroke, or a language for my HP Design a Calculator entry.
Currently, the calculator is going to be a scientific calculator, with a 2 line display (more than likely). It is going to pseudo-graph, (basically provide a table of values), but not actually display the line. It is going to have all of the basic (and more advanced) scientific functions, and be RPN, with an option of Algebraic entry (to increase possible sales). I am also contemplating how much memory to include. I am thinking, that it would probably be much more cost effective to just include a large amount of memory (like maybe 1 meg or so), and not have it expandable. Are there any real reasons to make it expandable? It will have IR or some sort, and USB to connect calculators together, or to a computer. (or other external devices)
It will probably be marketed to people who want a good scientific, "shirt pocket" calculator. A portion of the market will also be high school students, especially here in Texas, where we have calculator contests, and literally everyone uses the 32sii (well just 90% of everyone... the top 90%)
That's all for now. Any other comments/suggestions would be appreciated