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HP-9G
Message #1 Posted by Martin (UK) on 8 Apr 2003, 4:21 p.m.

Has anyone any experience of the HP-9G? It seems to be fairly comprehensive, and doesn't appear to have a menu system, thank goodness. I want something programmable and cheap-ish for work.

I'd take my HP-41 to work, but I'd probably break it.

Regards,

Martin

      
Re: HP-9G
Message #2 Posted by Speck on 8 Apr 2003, 10:50 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Martin (UK)

The 9G seems to have memory registers ("has memory functions for storing and retrieving data and 2 clear memory options..." whatever they mean by "data."), but does not appear to be programmable. How important is that feature to you? The 9G reminds me of a great little Casio I used to have that was very similar, but also featured 400 program steps, in either 3 or 9 programs, based on memory usage. Not much space for programs, but nice nonetheless. I wish HP would have included this. But then, I wish I could program my 49G better, too, and that has more memory than I'll ever need!

Speck.

      
Re: HP-9G
Message #3 Posted by J.Manrique Lopez de la Fuente on 9 Apr 2003, 3:56 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Martin (UK)

Hello,

I have one hp9g, and yes you can do some programming on it. To know more about it, I recommend you to see its website in HP Calculators Webzone:

http://www.hp-calculators.com/products/9g.phtml

It comes with a manual and a paper full of examples of how to use it, and they can be downloaded from here:

http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/manualCategory.jhtml?reg=nam&cc=us&pagetype=manual&prodId=hp9ggraphi240096&sw_lang=en&lc=en&docparent=15200437

Best regards,

J.Manrique

#1077 HPCC Member

            
Re: HP-9G
Message #4 Posted by Les Bell [Sydney] on 9 Apr 2003, 6:49 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by J.Manrique Lopez de la Fuente

That's *it*? Six (admittedly largish) sides, or three pieces of paper? For both the User Guide and How-to Guide?

Sad. . .

Best,

--- Les [http://www.lesbell.com.au]

                  
Re: HP-9G
Message #5 Posted by J.Manrique Lopez de la Fuente on 9 Apr 2003, 7:03 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by Les Bell [Sydney]

Yes,

That's all, same system for User Guide in hp30s. If you can use a city map, you would be able to use the hp9g user guide and howto.

Of course, for fun, you can search for Casio fx 6300g programs in internet, since both are the same, more or less. You know: 6+3+0+0+g = 9g

Best regards,

J.Manrique

#1077 HPCC Member

                        
Re: HP-9G
Message #6 Posted by Jonas Lf on 9 Apr 2003, 8:30 a.m.,
in response to message #5 by J.Manrique Lopez de la Fuente

I recently bought a casio fx-6300g, cheap, that had been sitting on a shelf in a bookstore for a while. It is actiually quite a nice calculator. The hp-9g indeed appear to be very similar, but with more features. (for example, it even has increment and decrement a'la c enabeling writing things like ' c[++a]->z[++b] '!)

One intresting observation is that while the hp-9g instructions are extremely breef, the casio came with a manual 170 pages long. That says something about the change in documentation standard since the fx-6300g was produced.

                              
Re: HP-9G
Message #7 Posted by J.Manrique Lopez de la Fuente on 9 Apr 2003, 10:15 a.m.,
in response to message #6 by Jonas Lf

Yes, I've written a little review of hp9g vs casio fx6300g, since I have a friend with one of these machines, and the manual that comes with the casio is big, real big. Usually he and me play with both calcs to find the differences :-)

The revision was publised in November/December Datafile from HPCC.

Best regards,

J.Manrique

#1077 HPCC Member

                                    
Re: HP-9G
Message #8 Posted by GE on 9 Apr 2003, 3:33 p.m.,
in response to message #7 by J.Manrique Lopez de la Fuente

Also Citizen released a machine recently (something like the 320G or something) with pre/post-decrementation capabilities. Its language looks like C also in the respect to statement blocks enclosed with curly braces {}. This machine has very similar capabilities from what you say about the 9G. Are you sure you got rid of menus ? The Citizen has a lot of these, you choose an option by typing a number (1 to 6 usually). I will certainly NOT buy the 9G to check this myself !!


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