Re: A curious output from the HP35s Message #3 Posted by Karl Schneider on 7 Dec 2008, 11:53 p.m., in response to message #2 by Chuck
Palmer 
I get Chuck's result, which looks strange to me. I assert that
2.0i3.0
is improperly formatted, as it appears to be (2.0*i)  3.0.
In "compact" form, the number ought to be displayed as
2.0i3.0
Now, here's the way to do it:
The HP42S would display this result more clearly as
2.0 i3.0
whereas the polarformat result is displayed as
3.6 /56.3
Note that the negative sign precedes the "i" (as it should), while the negative sign follows the angle symbol (as it should). "i" is a multiplicative operand, while the angle symbol is not.
 KS
Edited: 8 Dec 2008, 1:38 a.m.
