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Most common calculators in the forum?
11-29-2017, 07:31 PM (This post was last modified: 11-29-2017 07:37 PM by Maximilian Hohmann.)
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Hello!

I really don't know where to start... as I don't even know how many calculators I own. My database program (AppleWorks - an antique in it's own right) gave up on the 795th entry some years ago and I have not had the time and will to transfer my database to a different program (FileMaker Pro, already installed on my computer for years but so far unused). The number must be close to 1000 now.

My collection - which is a rather small one compared to some others around here - has many HP calculators (around 100, some of them double or triple) but many more non-HP ones obviously. I am especially happy to own all 300-series Compucorp/Monroe calculators, something which I am not ever going to achieve with HP, because I simply can not afford to buy the ones I am still missing. Or don't want to as I dislike grey liquid crystal displays very much and therefore never will pay the present asking price for something like an HP42S (one of the HP's I do not have). My extreme dislike for RPL does not want me to spend hard earned money on the missing specimens either (so far, I think, I have (one or more) of HP28C 28S 48SX 48GX and 50 - each of which I quickly powered up so I could tick the box: "working" in my database and thereafter removed the batteries with no intention to ever put them back in again).

My favorite Hp calculators (to generate some entries for the poll above) are the HP25, 19, 67, 97 and 71B (the only LCD model I like).
My favorite non HP calculators are the Ti59, Ti Voyage 200/Ti89 and the Aristo M27, the cutest calculator ever made apart from the HP Woodstocks.
I do not own a Prime (yet) or any of the Swissmicros.

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11-29-2017, 07:55 PM
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(11-29-2017 07:31 PM)Maximilian Hohmann Wrote:  [...] My database program (AppleWorks - an antique in it's own right) gave up on the 795th entry some years ago and I have not had the time and will to transfer my database to a different program (FileMaker Pro, already installed on my computer for years but so far unused). The number must be close to 1000 now.

My collection - which is a rather small one compared to some others around here [...]

*head explodes*
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11-29-2017, 08:07 PM
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RE: Most common calculators in the forum?
I will make a list, but my collection includes almost all handheld calculators/computers, modules, accessories, books, manuals, pamphlets, peripherals, etc. the HP calculator division has ever produced (including most variations, like HP-35v2, HP-35v3 & HP-35v4 and in multiple quantity)
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11-29-2017, 08:20 PM (This post was last modified: 09-03-2018 10:21 PM by brickviking.)
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RE: Most common calculators in the forum?
You asked about calculators I have in my stable, so here goes:
  • HP-50G (of course!, used about 50% of the time)
  • Casio fx-9750G+ (previously used 40%, down to about 5% after receiving gII)
  • Casio fx-9750gII (upgraded with fx-9860gII firmware, works well, 33%).
  • Casio fx-82TL, 230-ish functions, 9 vars (10%)
  • Casio fx-82MS, 240 functions, 9 vars. (was 30%, down to 0.1%)
  • Canon F-809P, 27 vars, 39 formulae and can store user-created formulas. (Yuck calculator, 0.01%)

And don't beef that the percentages don't add up to 100%, I'm not all there.

EDIT: swapped around the TL for the MS, now the MS gets the share the TL had.
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11-29-2017, 09:50 PM
Post: #25
RE: Most common calculators in the forum?
Hp
1 x 41C
1 x 16C
1 x 35s
1 x 50g

Not Hp
SwissMicros (almost HP?)
1 x DM41
1 x DM42 Beta


Various emulators
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11-29-2017, 10:36 PM
Post: #26
RE: Most common calculators in the forum?
Just an amateur:

HP 67
HP 35S
HP Prime rev A
HP Prime rev C

DM 15
DM 15L
DM 41L

And since the question did not specificy the incarnation type:

Free42 (on all 4 Android devices)
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11-29-2017, 10:43 PM
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RE: Most common calculators in the forum?
Updated the first post with what I could extract from the replies (if I made errors, please tell me).

Now something fishy is going on.

19 x 48G/GX/S/SX/G+ ... ok
18 x 50g ... ok (pfft, the 48 has more numbers because there are different models and it is older)
10 x Prime ... Hmm? What is going on?
20 x 41 C/CX/CL/CV ... so, that is new for me.

I may have missed it completely (I see the 41 topics but I don't read them much). How come that the 41 is so loved? Should I consider a 41 from swissmicro (since the original, I guess, are super expensive and rare)?

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11-29-2017, 10:44 PM
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(11-29-2017 10:36 PM)AlexFekken Wrote:  And since the question did not specificy the incarnation type:

Free42 (on all 4 Android devices)

While reporting is not bad (I have free42 on 2 android devices, and the prime on 1 windows and 3 android), I in fact specified:

No applications, emulators, and what not, real working calculators only.

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11-29-2017, 10:51 PM
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(11-29-2017 10:43 PM)pier4r Wrote:  How come that the 41 is so loved?

I remember the sensation that it was when it came out: I certainly would have bought one if I had the money (i.e. if I hadn't spent it all on the HP 67 and its math library). No surprise to me that it was (and still is) so loved.
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11-29-2017, 10:53 PM
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(11-29-2017 10:44 PM)pier4r Wrote:  I in fact specified:

No applications, emulators, and what not, real working calculators only.

Sorry I missed that even though it was in bold. Not my best day...
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11-29-2017, 10:55 PM
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(11-29-2017 10:43 PM)pier4r Wrote:  I may have missed it completely (I see the 41 topics but I don't read them much). How come that the 41 is so loved? Should I consider a 41 from swissmicro (since the original, I guess, are super expensive and rare)?

I'm not surprised to see the 41 high in the popularity ranking. When it was introduced in 1979, it instantly made all previous programmable calculators obsolete. The HP/TI rivalry ended in an instant and never really returned. And finally, by the time the 41 was superseded by the RPL calculators, PCs had become so cheap that they destroyed the largest market segment for programmable calculators, namely, people who needed something programmable but couldn't afford a computer.

That's how I remember it, anyway. Even though the 48 series were incredibly impressive machines, they never generated the kind of excitement that the 41 had.
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11-29-2017, 10:55 PM (This post was last modified: 11-29-2017 11:12 PM by Dave Frederickson.)
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The 20S and 20B aren't even in the same family. These should be split.

Likewise, a 95 and a 95LX, not even close.

41CL, not HP.

15C Platinum???
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11-29-2017, 11:10 PM (This post was last modified: 11-29-2017 11:10 PM by pier4r.)
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(11-29-2017 10:55 PM)Dave Frederickson Wrote:  The 20S and 20B aren't even in the same family. These should be split.

Likewise, a 95 and a 95LX, not even close.

Thanks (see how poor am I)? I will do it at the next big update.

In the meanwhile, where is your list?

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11-29-2017, 11:46 PM
Post: #34
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(11-29-2017 10:55 PM)Thomas Okken Wrote:  
(11-29-2017 10:43 PM)pier4r Wrote:  I may have missed it completely (I see the 41 topics but I don't read them much). How come that the 41 is so loved? Should I consider a 41 from swissmicro (since the original, I guess, are super expensive and rare)?

I'm not surprised to see the 41 high in the popularity ranking. When it was introduced in 1979, it instantly made all previous programmable calculators obsolete. The HP/TI rivalry ended in an instant and never really returned. And finally, by the time the 41 was superseded by the RPL calculators, PCs had become so cheap that they destroyed the largest market segment for programmable calculators, namely, people who needed something programmable but couldn't afford a computer.

That's how I remember it, anyway. Even though the 48 series were incredibly impressive machines, they never generated the kind of excitement that the 41 had.
You got it right Thomas.
The things that set apart the HP-41 was that is was a system, like Richard Nelson love to say.
You could add modules, peripherals, etc.
You could used it as a calculator, as a controller of electronic equipments, as a data collector in a surveying environment, etc.
It was a small instant on computer in a form of a calculator that you could customize it (software & hardware) on the fly to fit your need.
I have more than 25 x HP-41C/CV/CX/CL in my collection, including 6 x 41CL and 2 x 41CX halfnut that I still use everyday.
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11-30-2017, 12:26 AM (This post was last modified: 11-30-2017 12:27 AM by lemontea.)
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There is a difference between what one owns and what one uses on a regular basis.

I have

2 x 11C
2 x 15C LE
1 x DM16L
3 x 48G
2 x 50g
2 x 49g+
1 x Prime
1 x 12C

I only use the physical 15C LE on a regular basis, sometimes a 48G.

On iPhone I use Free42 (thanks Thomas!).
On iPad I use HP 15C (mainly because Free42 doesn't do landscape orientation; wink)

The DM42 will be the regular calculator WHEN I CAN GET ONE...
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11-30-2017, 02:17 AM (This post was last modified: 11-30-2017 02:21 AM by ls41028.)
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RE: Most common calculators in the forum?
Just the ones that are currently operational:

1x35
2x45
1x55
2x65
1x67
1x97
1x25c
1x34c
2x11c
1x15c
2x41c
1x32s
1x32sii
1x42s
1x35s
1xprime

I'm sure I've forgotten some

Edit: I did forget some:

2x48gx
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11-30-2017, 03:00 AM
Post: #37
RE: Most common calculators in the forum?
HP
32S
32SII x 2
35S
41CX x 3
41CV x 2 (1 to become 41CL this weekend hopefully)
41C x 1(Not working)
42S x 2
48S
50g x 3 (One running newRPL)
Prime x 1

WP34S x 2 (Both 30B hardware)

NP-25

SwissMicros
DM16C
DM42 Beta

TI
36X Pro
84+SE
84+CE
89 Titanium
nSpire (+ 84 Keypad)
nSpire CX CAS

Casio fx-9750GII (Running 9860 firmware)

Sharp EL 5020
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11-30-2017, 03:38 AM
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(11-29-2017 11:10 PM)pier4r Wrote:  In the meanwhile, where is your list?

Who cares? I believe you've figured out that the 41 is the most popular HP calculator and that it's neither rare nor expensive on eBay. Also, that the 50g and Prime aren't as popular as you thought they'd be because this is a vintage HP calculator website targeted at HP calculators introduced between 1968 and 1986.

It could be argued that the 12C is the most popular HP calculator as it's been in production for over 30 years, but that's because of the business community and most of us have technical backgrounds and favor the scientific models.
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11-30-2017, 04:05 AM
Post: #39
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As a young man born in the 90's, my collection consists of only modern models (so far..heh).

  1. HP 50g
  2. Another HP 50g
  3. HP-12C (Bought in 2016)
  4. HP Prime


I am currently hunting out the HP 48GX because of my liking to RPL. I also hunting for a HP-15C as I find the Voyager series extremely ingenious and fascinating. I'll have to try a HP 41CV and a HP 42s on a emulator somehow. I hear high praises about these two units and I want to see for myself.

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11-30-2017, 04:36 AM
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(11-30-2017 04:05 AM)Carsen Wrote:  As a young man born in the 90's, my collection consists of only modern models (so far..heh).

  1. HP 50g
  2. Another HP 50g
  3. HP-12C (Bought in 2016)
  4. HP Prime


I am currently hunting out the HP 48GX because of my liking to RPL. I also hunting for a HP-15C as I find the Voyager series extremely ingenious and fascinating. I'll have to try a HP 41CV and a HP 42s on a emulator somehow. I hear high praises about these two units and I want to see for myself.

Hey young man, whatever you do, don't buy one of those DM42s coming out, and let us old guys get a chance first! LOL
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