|Re: Vectors on 35s|
Message #9 Posted by John Wasilewski on 9 Oct 2007, 3:27 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by reto
I will be excellent, if a little slow, but that won't matter for relatively small numbers of equations. With banded symmetrical equations, I'd guess you could get up to 12 or 15 equations into it, including the half-bandwidth solver. Skyline storage or a frontal solver might do better.
It is also an excellent calculator, and I'm pleased to bits with it except for one problem. This one problem is, however, fairly catastrophic. Mine gets stuck in a loop from which I cannot break out, if my code makes it possible to do that by accident before I have finished debugging.
From your question, I would guess that, like me, you will be developing some complex software, some of which could also be quite long. Well, here's the thing. If your machine is like mine then you probably cannot develop advanced software like this. This is beacause, unless you can guarantee there will be no loops with bugs in them, you will not be able to debug your program without constantly losing the entirety of your work - yes, ALL OF IT - in both the current program and everything else you have also written.
The only way of brealing out of a loop, I have found, is to use a hard-reset, which clears the entire memory. Unless I do this, I can't even switch the calculator off when it gets into its stuck-in-a-loop modes.