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|BASIC comparison sheet updated again|
Message #1 Posted by Marcus von Cube, Germany on 2 Feb 2009, 6:50 a.m.
A some may have noticed I've removed the OT tag from the title. The sheet now contains enough information about the HP-71B and HP-75 to consider it on topic for this community. :)
Read more: http://www.mvcsys.de/doc/basic-compare.html
I don't have an HP-75 so some of my information may be incorrect or incomplete. I'd be glad to correct any mistakes that you find. The same is obviously true for any information in the sheet.
|Re: BASIC comparison sheet updated again|
Message #2 Posted by Marcus von Cube, Germany on 8 Feb 2009, 9:43 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Marcus von Cube, Germany
I've updated the sheet again. Now, it contains the Epson HX-80 and the Tandy Model 100. MS BASIC is not made for mathematicians or engineers: most functions on the Epson are single precision (the Tandy uses double precision as default!), trigs are RADIAN only, PI as a constant is missing, and even such functions as ASN or ACS are not implemented. The HP, TI, Sharp or Casio BASIC machines are much better calculators (and worse typewriters.)
HP-200LX owners could be tempted to run GW-BASIC on their machines. Numeric precision is as poor as on the Epson. :-( I'll include GW-BASIC in a later release of my document.
A question to HP-75 owners: Could you please check whether my findings are correct? They're all based on the manual because I don't own such a beast. What would have to corrected for a system with an additional HP-IL ROM?
Edited: 8 Feb 2009, 10:10 a.m.
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