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The Calculator Minimalist Programming Club
01-08-2017, 10:34 PM
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The Calculator Minimalist Programming Club
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Radio Shack EC-4004
Casio fx-3600g
Casio fx-3650p
Radio Shack EC-4036
Texas Instruments TI-55 III
Active RPN app on my iPod Touch

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01-09-2017, 02:00 PM
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Eddie

Interesting. How would you rate some of the ancient calculators, such as the Sinclair? I have a number of Equation writer calculators and deploy them in a manner very much like a minimalist program, but much easier to use. I would suggest many programmable calculator enthusiasts utilize a similar approach. Any thoughts?

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01-10-2017, 04:53 AM
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(01-08-2017 10:34 PM)Eddie W. Shore Wrote:  Featured:

Radio Shack EC-4004
Casio fx-3600g
Casio fx-3650p
Radio Shack EC-4036
Texas Instruments TI-55 III
Active RPN app on my iPod Touch

Link: http://edspi31415.blogspot.com/2017/01/t...mming.html

Hi Eddie....always enjoy your posts. No "Active RPN" app in Apple Store. Still waiting on Apple approval??
Cheers....Jim
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01-11-2017, 08:44 AM
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(01-10-2017 04:53 AM)jjohnson873 Wrote:  No "Active RPN" app in Apple Store. Still waiting on Apple approval??

According to Eddie's list, that app is from 2010. Looks like it was withdrawn -- that will happen automatically if someone loses interest in iOS development and lets their developer subscription lapse.

That subscription costs $99/year plus tax, so if you're only doing it for fun and are not making enough in purchases, donations, or satisfaction, you probably are going to drop it at some point, and then all your apps will vanish from the App Store.
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01-16-2017, 04:53 PM
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It's sad that Active RPN is no longer available on iTunes.
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01-16-2017, 04:59 PM (This post was last modified: 01-16-2017 05:01 PM by Eddie W. Shore.)
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(01-09-2017 02:00 PM)SlideRule Wrote:  Eddie

Interesting. How would you rate some of the ancient calculators, such as the Sinclair? I have a number of Equation writer calculators and deploy them in a manner very much like a minimalist program, but much easier to use. I would suggest many programmable calculator enthusiasts utilize a similar approach. Any thoughts?

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Sliderule,

Looking at picture of Sinclair Cambridge Scientific (thanks Google), and if I extended the Minimalist club to include non-programmable scientific calculators, this would definitely qualify. I would also add the Casio fx-82 (1982-ish) and the TI-25X (TI-30S International version, 1990s) to the list.


Give its size, the HP-9S would also qualify to be part of the Minimalist Club.

I would love to see some more details about your approach of equation writer programs as a minimalist approach.

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01-16-2017, 05:48 PM (This post was last modified: 01-16-2017 10:14 PM by striegel.)
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Active RPN may come back to Apple store
(01-16-2017 04:53 PM)Eddie W. Shore Wrote:  It's sad that Active RPN is no longer available on iTunes.
The version 1.2 that I have installed on my iPhone has been there since before IOS version 10 came out. The first time I opened it after upgrading to version 10, the operating system warned that it was not fully compatible with IOS 10 (I did not capture the actual message).

A look on match3g.com, where Nolan Piper, the developer promotes his products says:

"2016-10-04 NOTE: There are problems with some older apps running on iOS 10. For example, the setting switches do not work in Active RPN. Updates are planned. Percent Calculator is fine. Thank you."

That sounds like he might intend to fix the problem and provide it again.
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01-16-2017, 05:53 PM (This post was last modified: 01-16-2017 05:54 PM by SlideRule.)
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(01-16-2017 04:59 PM)Eddie W. Shore Wrote:  .. Looking at picture of Sinclair Cambridge Scientific ... I would love to see some more ...

Eddie

Thanks for the reply. I was referring more to the Radio Shack EC-4001 (& the Sinclair it was derived from) as a smaller subset of imitated minimalist calculators like the EC-4000 (& the TI it was derived from).
As for equation writer calculators, I am referring to models similar to a SPECTRA SSC-200 (which remember a limited number of mostly short equations).

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