Most common calculators in the forum?

11302017, 04:56 PM
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(11302017 04:43 PM)pier4r Wrote: (i) see http://pier4r.wikispaces.com/file/view/A...r1.1.9.pdf page 178, but it is Italian) Requisiti: [...] buona conoscenza delle funzioni della calcolatrice (se non le sapete, scaricate il manuale ed esploratele), And therein lies the problem! 

11302017, 06:01 PM
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(11302017 02:26 PM)pier4r Wrote:  47 x 41 C/CX/CV . Solid first place with S.Cote having them breed (I cannot explain otherwise).LOL, I would be rich if that was the case. As a user, I use 8 x HP41 (1x 41CLv2, 1x 41CLv3, 2x 41CLv4, 2x 41CLv5 & 2x 41CXHN) for development and testing purposes. As a collector things are more complicated, you have to take into account the combination of :
Sylvain edit: typo 

11302017, 06:33 PM
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(11302017 02:13 PM)pier4r Wrote:(11302017 03:38 AM)Dave Frederickson Wrote: 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.I am not sure how to interpret this passage. That's a very misconstrued interpretation of that statement and not my opinion. It is because of the calculators that HP produced during the "golden years" that brought many of us here (except the Prime people) but the forum topics are not restricted to only those early models. One shouldn't be surprised that the newer models aren't the most common among the members of a vintage calculator forum. For that matter, I'd like to see the results of the same poll posted in the Prime forum. (11302017 02:13 PM)pier4r Wrote:(11302017 03:38 AM)Dave Frederickson Wrote:Me, statistics and forum history.(11292017 11:10 PM)pier4r Wrote: In the meanwhile, where is your list?Who cares? Statistical analysis of the calculator ownership among the members was not how this poll was advertised. My understanding of this poll was to determine which calculators were common, apparently so you could consider showing interest in them. I believe your methodology is flawed because many people own more than one of a particular model. By your reasoning, if 25 people own a Prime and one person owns 25 41's, then they're equally common, but the Prime is more popular. Shouldn't popularity be a better indication of which models in which to show interest? Why only working calculators? If someone has a calculator in the process of repair I don't see how that affects the commonality or popularity. Here's another approach and let's use the 41 as an example. 1. $5000 was recently offered for a rare 41 variant 2. Systemyde created a CPU replacement for the 41 and Diego Diaz created reprogrammable modules 3. Angel Martin keeps cranking out new and improved ROM's for the 41 4. SwissMicros created the DM41 5. There's a whole website dedicated to the 41 I don't think these things would have happened if the 41 wasn't extremely common and popular. SwissMicros has also recreated the Voyager series which I doubt they would've done if it wasn't so common and popular. Dave 

11302017, 06:50 PM
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Hello!
(11302017 06:33 PM)Dave Frederickson Wrote: SwissMicros has also recreated the Voyager series which I doubt they would've done if it wasn't so common and popular. Regarding SwissMicros I would really be curious to know how many units they actually manufacture (and sell). Hundreds per year? Thousands per year? I wouldn't be able to make a guess. Personally I am not really interested in replica calculators although I think it is a good thing they exist. A bit like with paintings  nothing beats a real Van Gogh on your wall (as if I knew...) but a good copy is a hundred times better than no Van Gogh at all Regards Max NB: As another entry for the poll/statics I list the calculators lying around my table right now, mostly recent aquisitions, mainly from eBay (as there are very few other sources now):  Ti SR56  No name Chinese Memory card reader with integrated calculator (as I also like to collect calculators built into other, completely unrelated! things)  Aristo Unilog  Ti SR52 (just resurfaced under a heap of ViewMaster Reels which I also happen to collect)  Ti 89 Titanium (complete with box and everything)  Ti 83 plus  Ti Nspire (first generation with those awkward minute alpha keys)  HP25  HP35s  Sharp ELW506  Triumph Adler "Lady" (small stylish "ladies" calculator with green VFD display from the late 70ies)  Elite 5001T  Rockwell 24RD  Adler 81S  Ti BA III  Privileg "minicomputer" (boxed, I think this one is really rare, the first and only one I have ever seen)  Faber Castell TR3 (VFD calculator on one side, slide rule on the other)  Two doityourself calculator kits from China, one already soldered together, the other in parts 

11302017, 06:55 PM
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(11302017 06:33 PM)Dave Frederickson Wrote: I believe your methodology is flawed because many people own more than one of a particular model. By your reasoning, if 25 people own a Prime and one person owns 25 41's, then they're equally common, but the Prime is more popular. Shouldn't popularity be a better indication of which models in which to show interest? I agree with that. If we count only owners instead of calculators, so far they are only 13 for the HP 41, less than the HP 50g (22) or the HP Prime (16). JeanCharles 

11302017, 07:47 PM
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(11302017 06:55 PM)Helix Wrote: If we count only owners instead of calculators, so far they are only 13 for the HP 41, less than the HP 50g (22) or the HP Prime (16). maybe he needs a wighted mean between owners and calculator owned ∫aL√0mic (IT9CLU), HP Prime 50g 41CX 71b 42s 12C 15C  DM42 WP34s :: Prime Soft. Lib 

11302017, 08:53 PM
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I know many people are generally interested in vintage electronics, and more specifically in vintage electronic calculators/computers. I probably am in that category, but on a more practical level, if I think back to my original impetus for trying to find HP calculators on eBay, the most pressing and urgent need that I had to satisfy was to find an RPN scientific calculator! (I only had my 11C at the time and was always worried it would stop working or be misplaced.)
Now, in 2017, we have many more options and my feeling of urgency (and worry!) is considerably less, almost nonexistent now, particularly with SwissMicros producing great products (I don't consider them to be recreations or copies of HP products. I think they are much improved modern products that have a heritage linked back to the golden HP years, and in the future SwissMicros probably will be as legendary as how we consider preAgilent/preKeysight HP nowadays, in the area of RPN calculators, especially the HPstyle implementations of RPN). (PS  regarding virtual 41 software, the best is i41CX on the iPhone/iPad platform. Saying it is the best is an understatement. Even the printer paper and ink color are carefully and accurately done.) 

11302017, 08:54 PM
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HP:
1x 29C 1x 12C 1x 15CLE 1x 15C+ 1x 28S 1x 48SX 1x 48GX 1x 39gs 1x 40gs 1x 50g 2x 48gii 2x 39gii 1x 35s 1x 20b 1x 30b 1x Prime NonHP: 2x WP34s (one based on 20b and one on 30b) 1x TI59 w/ printer 1x TI30 (used for perhaps a year in the mid 70's before getting a 29C) 1x TI55 1x 41CL (formerly my 41CV purchased c1982) 1x Waterpowered novelty 4banger Good god!! I think I need professional help.... 

11302017, 10:15 PM
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My wife rolls her eyes at this...
Here is a list of my electronic calculators, excluding my HP palmtops (95LX, 100LX, 200LX).
Code:
Alan 

11302017, 10:20 PM
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Thanks for asking... I never tallied them before. What a hoot! All of these are operational.
HP 1 x 6S 1 x 8s 1 x 10bII+ 1 x 12C (old original) 2 x 15C (1 is LE) 1 x 16C 2 x 19C 1 x 25 (my first! gift from Jim Horn!) 1 x 30b (both are prototypes; 1 has clear front plate) 1 x 30S 1 x 32SII 1 x 33s 2 x 35S (1 is the first one ever shipped; 1 is a "Celebrating 35 years" limited edition) 2 x 39gII (prototypes) 1 x 40gs 3 x 41 (1 C tall key, 1 CX halfnut, 1 CX fullnut) 1 x 45 1 x 48S (2x speed, ROM J) 2 x 48SX (1 ROM D, 1 ROM J) 1 x 48G (ROM K) 2 x 48G+ (ROM R) 2 x 48GX (ROM R) 2 x 49G 3 x 49g+ 4 x 50g 1 x 65 3 x 71B 1 x 97 5 x 300S ("Jeoly" prototypes) 1 x 300s+ 6 x Prime (4 rev A HW (3 prototypes), 2 rev C HW) TI 1 x 34 1 x 66 1 x Galaxy 9X SHARP 1 x EL509A 1 x ELE300 1 x OZ7000 (AKA "Wizard") CASIO 1 x AQ810 1 x CFX9800G 1 x fx115D 1 x fx115ES PLUS 1 x fx115MS 1 x fx250HA 1 x fx250HC 1 x fx300ES 1 x fx300V 1 x fx300W 1 x fx9750G PLUS 1 x fx991N CALCULATED INDUSTRIES 1 x ProjectCalc Model 8503 1 x ProjectCalc Model 8510 HANDSPRING 2 x Visor Platinum PSION 2 x Series 3a SAMA & ETANI 1 x Circular Slide Rule Model 600ST 9 x generic calculators 10 x digits (2 AKA "thumbs") X<> c Joe 

11302017, 10:25 PM
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1 x 41CL
1 x 41CV 1 x 41CX 2 x 12C 1 x 16C and around 75 iPhone calculator apps 

11302017, 10:31 PM
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As I used to sell calculators when I bought a new one due to lack of money my list is rather short:
49G+ 50G Prime Thinking back I should have kept my calcs, so it would be more than 25 I think. Arno 

12012017, 12:28 AM
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pie4r Wrote:@brickviking Yes, and no. This table of Casio calculators (not quite current any more) might explain things a little better:
I have the fx9750gII, which can be flashed with the firmware from the bigger brother fx9860gII, turning it into a fx9860gII as far as firmware is concerned, only missing the hardware feature of a backlight. It still looks exactly like a fx9750gII externally. To make things even more confusing, the 9750gII and the 9860gII came out in two different revisions (and several colour choices), depending upon what SuperH processor was on their respective motherboards. The earlier revisions of both still had the SH3, but the upgraded revisions of both include the SH4A processor and can do stuff faster. At least HP appears to be somewhat consistent. (Post 137) Regards, BrickViking HP50g Casio fx9750G+ Casio fx9750GII (SH4a) 

12012017, 12:34 AM
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I have these:
HP 42S HP 32SII HP 35S 

12012017, 01:21 AM
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2 12C
1 15C 1 15C LE 2 42S 1 50G 1 71B 1 20b 1 30b 

12012017, 01:44 AM
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(11302017 07:51 AM)grsbanks Wrote:(11302017 07:31 AM)Carsen Wrote: That'll be easy. After all, my purchasing power is much weaker than most of you old guys. Especially since I'm currently paying for college. Lol. Thanks grsbanks!! I have been aware of swissmicros for a while, due to the MOHPC. I think they are amazing making the Voyager series available in such a way!!! I will end up buying one for sure to use it as a "daily driver" and find a HP15C for collection use. Maybe I can inherit my Dad's 30 year old HP15C. (99% sure he won't give it up) On my side of the discussion, Dave Frederickson raises some excellent perspective changing information. My hat's off to you. 

12012017, 02:41 AM
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One more:
HP9815 Curious, no one has listed an HP01. Check out NQ41! 

12012017, 03:04 AM
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(12012017 02:41 AM)Craig Bladow Wrote: Curious, no one has listed an HP01. I noticed the same thing. Geoff must be flying... Bob Prosperi 

12012017, 03:58 AM
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HP
10bii+ 10c 11c 12c x 2 15c 15c LE 17bii x 2 21s 27s 30b 32s x 2 32sii 35s 41cv 42s 48g x 2 (daily drivers) 48g+ 48sx 50g 95lx TI 30X iis 35 Plus (my first calculator) 36x Pro 84 Plus CE 89 Titanium x 2 Casio fx115es fx115es Plus fx260 SOLAR fx991ex fx9860GII ClassPad 330 Sharp EL506G ELW516X WP34s And a shoebox full of slide rules. 

12012017, 05:08 AM
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Here is my modest collection, one of each:
HP35........A handmedown from my dad when he bought an HP45 in 1974. HP55........My first calculator purchase, spring 1976, two months before I ................graduated from high school. BTW, I was the first person in my high ................school with a programmable calculator (nerds rule). And, no, a ................calculator on the belt is NOT a chick magnet. :) HP34C......Purchased in 1979, in college (civil engineering), specifically for the ................SOLVE and INTEGRATE functions and because I couldn't afford the ................HP41C. This is my only nonop HP. HP41C......My dad wasn't using this anymore, so he gave it to me about ................20 years ago. HP41CX....I had sold my HP41CV with Time Module and XFunctions to fund ................this purchase. HP42S......This wonderful machine has been my daily driver since 1988. 'Nuf said. HP48G+...This is a wellbuilt powerhouse, but I am far more comfortable with ................standard RPN than RPL. I also had an HP48G on loan to my son, ................but it was stolen out of his car. I bought each one new for $25 ................because the local office supply store was clearing inventory. HP32SII...Another $25 inventory clearance purchase. HP10B......I this won in a contest here years ago. This is my only algebraiconly ................calc and my only business calc. Where are the trig function??? HP35S......I bought this for no particular reason. It sits on my desk at home ................for quick number crunching. HP50G......Another purchase for no particular reason. The screen is much nicer ................than all my other calcs, the keyboard feel is OK, but the layout is bad. ................ENTER needs to be where God intended and HP implemented for years, ................which would also allow putting +x/ in line with the numeric keypad, ................where they belong and not shifted up one row. This one also sits on ................my desk at home for tasks the HP35S can't handle. Fred Lusk 

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