Re: Calculator but not HP Message #13 Posted by Eduardo Duenez on 19 Apr 2012, 3:08 p.m., in response to message #7 by Paul Dale
I'm a number theorist and, unlike some of my colleagues, I have rather limited experience in numerical algorithms, but I'm quite curious nonetheless (I'm a mathematician first, a number theorist second!)
Are the algorithms used by HP calculators SOLVE function publicly disclosed? (Is documentation available?) Are they standard or adhoc? Do they vary between different models?
Perhaps more to the point, Pauli. What's WP34s's current solver algorithm based upon? Brent's method perhaps?
I guess I ought to search the forum's history for discussions of issues others have found in the current solve function in the 34s. I am in possession of the 34s's manual, but of course it's not a reference manual on the internal algorithms ;)
