How to enter spreadsheet formula while in RPN mode?
07-04-2015, 03:09 PM
Post: #1
 norlesh Junior Member Posts: 31 Joined: May 2014
How to enter spreadsheet formula while in RPN mode?
I have tried with and without single quotes to enter a formula in a spreadsheet cell and continually get the always informative 'Error: Syntax Error' when the Home screen is set to RPN input. While with the input set to algebraic it works without error.

Example: set the contents of A1 to 42, then attempt to set A2 using '=A1' [either with or without the quotes]
07-04-2015, 03:20 PM
Post: #2
 rgallier Junior Member Posts: 27 Joined: Feb 2015
RE: How to enter spreadsheet formula while in RPN mode?
try 'A1'
07-04-2015, 06:38 PM
Post: #3
 norlesh Junior Member Posts: 31 Joined: May 2014
RE: How to enter spreadsheet formula while in RPN mode?
(07-04-2015 03:20 PM)rgallier Wrote:  try 'A1'

That only assigns the current value of A1 instead of linking the cell so the formula can update with changes.
07-04-2015, 08:17 PM (This post was last modified: 07-04-2015 08:55 PM by Tim Wessman.)
Post: #4
 Tim Wessman Senior Member Posts: 2,281 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: How to enter spreadsheet formula while in RPN mode?
(07-04-2015 06:38 PM)norlesh Wrote:
(07-04-2015 03:20 PM)rgallier Wrote:  try 'A1'

That only assigns the current value of A1 instead of linking the cell so the formula can update with changes.

The spreadsheet =formula syntax *is* the equivalent of a 'expression' in rpn. Aka - you are making an algebaric expression. Use the shifted ( ) function to insert ''. Then type your expression inside of the to quote the arguments.

TW

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07-05-2015, 04:47 PM
Post: #5
 norlesh Junior Member Posts: 31 Joined: May 2014
RE: How to enter spreadsheet formula while in RPN mode?
Thanks Tim, sorry rgallier - didn't realize you meant to include the quotes. Your solution did work.
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