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 WP 34S : [->] command questionMessage #1 Posted by Miguel Toro on 26 Aug 2011, 12:50 p.m. Hi, I apologize if this has been answered already, but I do not quite understand how [->] works in order to convert temporarily an integer from a base to another. Here are some examples : In base 2, 11000b : [->][blue 8] = 30o [->][blue 16] = 18h , and I do not need to use [h] to do so. So, What is the combination to get the base 10 conversion? Now if I switch to base 16, how do I convert to other bases? [->] alone gives the "Eh" value, of course, but trying to use a combination like [f][->] to try to make it work, gets me an error message : "Bad mode error". What am I doing wrong? Thanks, Miguel Edited: 26 Aug 2011, 1:00 p.m.

 Re: WP 34S : [->] command questionMessage #2 Posted by Marcus von Cube, Germany on 26 Aug 2011, 2:06 p.m.,in response to message #1 by Miguel Toro Miguel, the sequence for temporary display in another base is ->, followed by the shift key, followed by the base. As you have already found out, the f shift key is optional.

 Re: WP 34S : [->] command questionMessage #3 Posted by Miguel Toro on 26 Aug 2011, 2:41 p.m.,in response to message #2 by Marcus von Cube, Germany Thanks a lot Marcus, Now I get it. Regards, Miguel

 Re: WP 34S : [->] command question * Update *Message #4 Posted by Miguel Toro on 26 Aug 2011, 3:03 p.m.,in response to message #2 by Marcus von Cube, Germany That does not seem to work in hexadecimal mode, based on what the manual says (page 8): To use [->] in hexadecimal mode, I have to press [f] first then [->]but if I do that: [f][->] gives a "bad mode error" What could be the problem there? Thanks, Miguel

 Re: WP 34S : [->] command question * Update *Message #5 Posted by Marcus von Cube, Germany on 26 Aug 2011, 3:05 p.m.,in response to message #4 by Miguel Toro This looks like a bug which needs to be fixed by us. Edit: Found (and fixed) the bug but I need to build and commit it. Edit again: The issue should be fixed now. In integer mode f, g and -> may be pressed in any order. In a base that takes E as a digit, f must precede ->. A second press of f after -> is not necessary. Edited: 26 Aug 2011, 3:30 p.m.

 Re: WP 34S : [->] command question * Update *Message #6 Posted by Walter B on 26 Aug 2011, 7:22 p.m.,in response to message #5 by Marcus von Cube, Germany Slightly deviates from the manual, pages 57f: after ->, g may be omitted. Defined this way for quite a long time. Sorry. Walter

 Re: WP 34S : [->] command question * Update *Message #7 Posted by Marcus von Cube, Germany on 27 Aug 2011, 1:50 a.m.,in response to message #6 by Walter B Quote: pages 57f: after ->, g may be omitted I assume it's still this way and I simply mixed it up in my comments here. Can you check with the latest emulator? I didn't change anything *after* the arrow, just the arrow detection itself which was definitely broken.

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