|arithmetic used in the HP 50g|
Message #1 Posted by Arne Halvorsen (Norway) on 26 Sept 2007, 9:49 a.m.
Seing me getting back to working with hp calculators recalled a lot of (happy I think) memories by my boss, a mathematician. He recalled he had an hp-28c somewhere and asked me recently:
One of the reasons I bought the HP 28c, so many years ago now, was that HP were one of the first implementers of the IEEE floating point standard, and at that time I was doing some work that involved the standard.
It would be interesting to know or get any publications that describe the arithmetic used in the HP 50g.
If you see or know of links to any such publications please let me know.
Background is company just ordered a hp-50g. Being one of the programmers here I will get to spend some quality time with it :-)
But not for a while (I am getting into the habit of waiting for hp calcs) since it turns out the HP-50g is not selling in Norway yet because manual not translated yet! I think most customer of it would be quite happy with english manual...
Perhaps someone here know anything about this topic of my manager's question?
(before any goes totaly RTFM on me; specs I have seen does not give such details and the manual links on hp.com are dead now(!) and done some googling)