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hp50g programs
Message #1 Posted by Daniel Ripley on 3 Apr 2007, 8:13 p.m.

hello, just purchased a hp50g and im having a lil difficulty getting used to it, just wondering firstly if 49 series programs are compatible with the 50 g, Ive tried to download a couple progams and couldnt get them to work, also is there an easier way to convert decimals to minutes and seconds without typing in "->hms_ " thanks

      
Re: hp50g programs
Message #2 Posted by Gene on 3 Apr 2007, 9:07 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Daniel Ripley

Yes, many/most HP49g+ programs work just fine on the 50g.

You can assign the HMS functions to keys in USER mode and access them fairly quickly.

The HP50g webpage found at HP's site www.hp.com/calculators has over 50 learning modules that show how to use your new 50g. One of these covers customization including the USER keyboard and CUSTOM menu.

More software can be found at www.hpcalc.org

You can also get lots of HP50g specific answers on the usenet newsgroup comp.sys.hp48 which you can access through groups.google.com or some other usenet portal.

      
Re: hp50g programs
Message #3 Posted by dbatiz on 3 Apr 2007, 9:28 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Daniel Ripley

Converting in and out of HMS can be found in the TIME then TOOLS menu. I recommend having Soft MENU checked (flag 117). That way, once you activate the TIME (Right Shift then 9) then TOOLS menu, your softkeys will make HMS calculations a snap.

Good luck,

Very Respectfully,

David

            
Re: hp50g programs
Message #4 Posted by daniel ripley on 5 Apr 2007, 6:52 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by dbatiz

thanks heaps guys, much appreciated, ahh just quickly is there any program that anyone can recommend for solving of triangles?

                  
Re: hp50g programs
Message #5 Posted by Daniel Ripley on 5 Apr 2007, 8:07 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by daniel ripley

ok this is probably another annoying question but i just dont know how to get programs running on my calc, was this hard for anyone else the first time?? ive tried to install these two progs TrigLib.zip

and

Triangle Sides any help perhaps a kinda step by step thing would be appreciated, im trying to use to hp50g, thanks again

                        
Re: hp50g programs
Message #6 Posted by dbatiz on 6 Apr 2007, 7:29 a.m.,
in response to message #5 by Daniel Ripley

I'm still learning how to make things happen in the 50g myself, but I hope this helps. Any comments from more seasoned people are definately welcome.

There is a difference between a "Program" and a "Library". One of the apps you are trying to install is a library. I got the following instructions from the Stat49 Pro package available from HPCalc.org:

Quote:
To install the library to port 0: (a similar procedure applies for port 1 or 2)

a) Remove possible older version with :0:1043 PURGE

b) Download the library to your HP49

c) Recall the library to the stack and purge the variable created by the download procedure.

d) Type 0 STO

e) Press ON-C


In step a) above to remove the library once it's not longer needed. The library number will be different :0:XXXX.

I hope this helps get the trig library up and running. The other program, I'm not sure.

Good Luck,

Very respecfully,

David

                              
Re: hp50g programs
Message #7 Posted by Dan Ripley on 14 Apr 2007, 7:09 a.m.,
in response to message #6 by dbatiz

this calculator will be the death of me, now ive no idea which programs i should have on there and which programs or libraries i can or should take off, i still can get these libraries to work and now most importantly i think ive deleted the factory equation library,

                                    
Re: hp50g programs
Message #8 Posted by Christoph Widmer on 15 Apr 2007, 12:01 p.m.,
in response to message #7 by Dan Ripley

Dan, if you have deleted the equation libraries, you can get them from HP from the ROM Upgrade page : http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3235174&prodTypeId=215348&prodSeriesId=3235173&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=228

and follow the instructions in the readme enclosed in the zip-file.

Sorry to hear the 50g is giving you difficulties. It is a complex piece of equipment but can really do unbelievably many things. My best advice is to take your time to work through the user's guide and do work through the HP tutorials here: http://h20331.www2.hp.com/Hpsub/cache/383680-0-0-225-121.html

Good luck and kind regards. Chris.


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