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WP 34S Modulo Bug - Gerald H - 06-22-2014 07:02 AM
Try -4, 2, Mod My 3.3T 3645 returns 2. RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - walter b - 06-22-2014 08:10 AM
That's correct IMHO. Please compare p.67 of the printed manual. d:-) RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - Gerald H - 06-22-2014 08:43 AM
(06-22-2014 08:10 AM)walter b Wrote: That's correct IMHO. Please compare p.67 of the printed manual. Page 58 of electronic manual, example, 2nd line, substituting my values gives -4/2= -2 + 1/2(-0). Do you feel confirmed in your assertion? RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - HP67 - 06-22-2014 09:04 AM
-4 mod 2 @ Wolfram RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - pito - 06-22-2014 10:44 AM
(06-22-2014 08:43 AM)Gerald H Wrote: Page 58 of electronic manual, example, 2nd line, substituting my values gives That is a formula for a division in the integer mode, not for a mod.. PS: I think -4 mod 2 shall be 0.. RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - Gerald H - 06-22-2014 10:48 AM
(06-22-2014 10:44 AM)pito Wrote:(06-22-2014 08:43 AM)Gerald H Wrote: Page 58 of electronic manual, example, 2nd line, substituting my values gives Thank you Pito for your interest, but would you say two numbers can have a remainder of zero & non-zero modulo? RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - pito - 06-22-2014 10:53 AM
(06-22-2014 10:48 AM)Gerald H Wrote:As I wrote above, the -4 mod 2 shall be 0.(06-22-2014 10:44 AM)pito Wrote: That is a formula for a division in the integer mode, not for a mod.. Afaik "mod function is defined as the amount by which a number exceeds the largest integer multiple of the divisor that is not greater than that number.." RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - Gerald H - 06-22-2014 10:54 AM
(06-22-2014 09:04 AM)HP67 Wrote: -4 mod 2 @ Wolfram Thank you for the reference. But surely Walter B's contention can be confirmed(?) by a reference, as indeed he has to himself. Your ref has the doubtful advantage of not having been written by yourself. A battle of authorities or some careful thought? RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - Gerald H - 06-22-2014 10:55 AM
(06-22-2014 10:53 AM)pito Wrote:(06-22-2014 10:48 AM)Gerald H Wrote: Thank you Pito for your interest, but would you say two numbers can have a remainder of zero & non-zero modulo?As I wrote above, the -4 mod 2 shall be 0. Indeed. RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - Paul Dale - 06-22-2014 10:56 AM
Are you sure you shouldn't be using the RMDR operation? -4 2 RMDR gives 0. MOD and RMDR differ in their processing of negative values. The former being added late for compatibility with the 41 series devices. - Pauli RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - HP67 - 06-22-2014 11:18 AM
(06-22-2014 10:54 AM)Gerald H Wrote:(06-22-2014 09:04 AM)HP67 Wrote: -4 mod 2 @ Wolfram My HP 48 and HP 50g also show a result of zero. If the answer isn't zero, then there are going to be a lot more upset people (HP and Wolfram customers) than WP 34S customers RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - Massimo Gnerucci - 06-22-2014 11:32 AM
(06-22-2014 10:56 AM)Paul Dale Wrote: Are you sure you shouldn't be using the RMDR operation? -4 2 RMDR gives 0. 4 CHS ENTER^ 2 XEQ 'MOD gives 0 on the 41 RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - pito - 06-22-2014 11:33 AM
(06-22-2014 10:56 AM)Paul Dale Wrote: MOD and RMDR differ in their processing of negative values.That is true, however Y mod X = 0 for any positive/negative X or Y where Y = k * X, and k is an integer. RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - Gerald H - 06-22-2014 12:25 PM
(06-22-2014 10:56 AM)Paul Dale Wrote: Are you sure you shouldn't be using the RMDR operation? -4 2 RMDR gives 0. Very interesting. So you propose an operating system where a zero remainder corresponds to a non-zero result modulo? RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - Gerald H - 06-22-2014 12:30 PM
(06-22-2014 11:33 AM)pito Wrote:(06-22-2014 10:56 AM)Paul Dale Wrote: MOD and RMDR differ in their processing of negative values.That is true, however Much better, an appeal to a definition! You may by now be wondering how proficient in arithmetic some of the correspondents are. RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - jebem - 06-22-2014 12:33 PM
(06-22-2014 11:18 AM)HP67 Wrote:(06-22-2014 10:54 AM)Gerald H Wrote: Thank you for the reference. My HP-PRIME returns Zero for the -4 MOD 2 expression as well. RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - Gerald H - 06-22-2014 12:34 PM
Meanwhile I believe the problem is in psychology. The poor MOD function is the only function singled out in the manual as existing "unfortunately"! Clearly Euler & Gauss preferred modulo to remainder; Newton was ambiguous, but never actually disparaging of modulo. I would rather discount Fermat's well-known antipathy to modulo as a quirk, shared by a die-hard few even today. RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - HP67 - 06-22-2014 12:35 PM
(06-22-2014 12:33 PM)jebem Wrote:(06-22-2014 11:18 AM)HP67 Wrote: My HP 48 and HP 50g also show a result of zero. If the answer isn't zero, then there are going to be a lot more upset people (HP and Wolfram customers) than WP 34S customers Yes, it's certainly zero as we all know. Unfortunately those who tried to support the OP were regarded unfavorably by that very same person we sought to help. So much for this thread RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - Gerald H - 06-22-2014 12:36 PM
(06-22-2014 12:33 PM)jebem Wrote:(06-22-2014 11:18 AM)HP67 Wrote: My HP 48 and HP 50g also show a result of zero. If the answer isn't zero, then there are going to be a lot more upset people (HP and Wolfram customers) than WP 34S customers Thank you for the reference. Inability to acknowledge an overt error makes me wonder whether other bug reports have been so disparagingly treated. RE: WP 34S Modulo Bug - Gerald H - 06-22-2014 12:38 PM
So that's it? An obvious error will be passed over & the operating system remains defect? |