03-05-2014, 09:29 PM

03-05-2014, 10:39 PM

(03-05-2014 09:29 PM)DrD Wrote: [ -> ]Is there an operator for integer division? (I know about IP(value), but was looking for something like '\').

You have the Integer Quotient CAS command "iquo()".

In algebraic mode: iquo(122,3) returns 40.

In RPN mode: 122 Enter, 3 Enter iquo(2) returns 40.

Mark Hardman

03-05-2014, 10:40 PM

(03-05-2014 09:29 PM)DrD Wrote: [ -> ]Is there an operator for integer division? (I know about IP(value), but was looking for something like '\').

Thanks,

-Dale-

Are you looking for iquo(a,b) or if you want the remainder as well iquorem(a,b) in the CAS?

Cheers, Terje

03-06-2014, 10:31 AM

I was hoping to find a SINGLE character that would implement integer division. I was working with a compound expression requiring multiple integer divides, and that expression gets very l-o-o-o-n-g, with the varieties of ixxx(blah,blah) discovered so far.

Some languages use the backslash character, providing a very short solution to integer division.

Example: 5\2=2, integer version.

5/2=2.5 exact version.

(I did try to DEFINE the backslash character for this use, but \ is an invalid name input.)

-Dale-

Some languages use the backslash character, providing a very short solution to integer division.

Example: 5\2=2, integer version.

5/2=2.5 exact version.

(I did try to DEFINE the backslash character for this use, but \ is an invalid name input.)

-Dale-

03-06-2014, 11:44 AM

(03-06-2014 10:31 AM)DrD Wrote: [ -> ]I was hoping to find a SINGLE character that would implement integer division.

I miss the "\" operator for integer division too. I'm used to it from UBASIC, which also uses "@" for mod (integer remainder).

There is no single-character integer division operator in PPL. iquo(a,b) is your shortest option, unless you make a user-defined function with an even shorter name. UDF's cannot be infix operators, however, so you're stuck with prefix notation.