|Re: 35's screen format|
Message #6 Posted by Karl Schneider on 5 Feb 2008, 2:39 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by ramb
Does anybody knows how to flip the numbers at the (HP-35s) screen so they will appear at the right-side of it? It is annoying to see numbers from the left side.. decimal and thouand points will not be align.
At first I considered a flippant response, such as, "What do you think it is, an adding machine?"
However, with a two-line display, the request is not entirely unreasonable.
I've always preferred HP's left-justified display of numbers, because the digits don't shift as the number is entered. I also tend to use a monospace font for numbers entered in a spreadsheet, to facilitate comparison by mental addition or subtraction as the data are aligned by decimal point.
On an RPN calculator, though, the two displayed values are generally operands to one of many two-input functions besides addition or subtraction. So, alignment of decimal points is unimportant, but can be convienient at times.