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HP 50g stack control
Message #1 Posted by rocco lagioia (Italy) on 7 July 2007, 2:35 p.m.

ok....i had to write this again after i read the "term of use". Let's say that I was not too polite with the HP engineers!!!

I have been using the 28S for 20 years. I loved it. Unfortunately does not work any more. Two weeks ago I bought the 50g. I shall use british understatement: "it's not my favorite calculator" !!! Bulcky, heavvy, big....

But what is even worst it seems I have to press 4 or 5 keys to manage to pick a number from the stack.

Is there any way to put the stack control commands in the function keys? This was normal with the 28S.

Anyone can help me? thanks

      
Re: HP 50g stack control
Message #2 Posted by Gerson W. Barbosa on 7 July 2007, 4:18 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by rocco lagioia (Italy)

Quote:
Is there any way to put the stack control commands in the function keys? This was normal with the 28S.

Just set flag -117:

-117 SF

or

[MODE] [FLAGS] then check 117 to change from CHOOSE boxes to Soft MENU. Then [Left Shift] [PRG] [STACK]

HTH,

Gerson.

Edited: 7 July 2007, 4:21 p.m.

      
Re: HP 50g stack control
Message #3 Posted by James M. Prange (Michigan) on 7 July 2007, 10:58 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by rocco lagioia (Italy)

Quote:
Is there any way to put the stack control commands in the function keys? This was normal with the 28S.
???

Well, it's "normal" with the 50g too. LeftShift PRG followed by the STACK menu key give you a menu of the stack commands. Other than that, with the standard "stack display" (no "special environment" active), pressing the CursorUp key invokes an "interactive stack" environment, and even while in a "special environment", pressing the HIST key invokes an "interactive stack" environment.

As Gerson noted, you'll probably be more comfortable with flag -117 set, for "Soft MENU" instead of the default "CHOOSE boxes".

Of course, this applies to "RPN" mode; I wouldn't know about "ALG" mode.

Regards,
James

      
Re: HP 50g stack control
Message #4 Posted by Matthew W. Milligan on 8 July 2007, 7:20 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by rocco lagioia (Italy)

I frequently use the PICK function to grab numbers from the stack. My solution is to use a CUSTOM menu that has my most used commands - one of which is PICK.

To create a custom menu you save a list of commands and/or functions with the name CST. Then left-shift MODE turns this list into your active soft menu for use with function keys.


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