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SUP-R-ROM Module
Message #1 Posted by Randy on 28 May 2002, 1:44 p.m.

I just bought a HP 41CX and it has a SUP-R-ROM module in it, could someone tell me what this module does ? Thanks!

      
Re: SUP-R-ROM Module
Message #2 Posted by David Smith on 28 May 2002, 4:02 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Randy

It is a surveying applications module.

            
Re: SUP-R-ROM Module
Message #3 Posted by db(martinez,california) on 28 May 2002, 11:00 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by David Smith

i had one. in it's time it was (for you brits out there) "the bee's knees".

it was better for traversing than the hp rom because it would let you enter an arc legnth for a horizontal distance (say you were in a curve), it would sort of offset established points (not fast or easy though), and if memory serves; it would store 144 points in main. then, that was HUGE!

it was not better, just different for other routines. the bad thing was that it was written before the cx and since the subroutines were "secret" you could not put a new storage program in main with the same label to let you store in extended.

they were pretty small minded about sharing info with users to improve their product and folks like ted kerber who invited people to modify his programs for special needs and tds who at least moves with the times took thier market share.

if you ask around you may find a surveyor with the manual who will let you dust it off and photocopy it.

                  
Re: SUP-R-ROM Module
Message #4 Posted by Randy on 29 May 2002, 11:45 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by db(martinez,california)

Thanks db, I appreciate the info. and help.

Randy


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