|Re: 32SII SQRT(NEG)|
Message #16 Posted by Luca on 18 Sept 2009, 2:48 a.m.,
in response to message #9 by Marnus Malan (RSA)
Interesting, to each his own I guess.
In practice, I rarely work with complex numbers.
I have both a 42s and a 32sII (and a 33s).
The 42s has marvelous implementations of things I rarely use, such as complex numbers, matrices, and more. However, it fails on two counts: the display is hard to read, especially in the marginal light in which I do a lot of my programming, and too many of the functions I need often are buried deep in menus (do people really have the patience to fish things out of the huge menu of functions?).
The 32sII and 33s are humbler and less powerful, but they are actually much easier and better for the simple calculations (4-ops, trigs, exps, percentages,...) that make up 99.9% of my calculations.
The result is that I have a 32sII on my desk at home, and a 33s at work, while the marvelous 42s stays, in all its marvel, mostly in a drawer.