Maximum number of LOCAL variables? - Printable Version +- HP Forums (https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum) +-- Forum: HP Calculators (and very old HP Computers) (/forum-3.html) +--- Forum: HP Prime (/forum-5.html) +--- Thread: Maximum number of LOCAL variables? (/thread-862.html) Maximum number of LOCAL variables? - Ben Fairbank - 03-09-2014 06:48 AM I am getting syntax errors in a program that has more LOCAL variables than I have used before, and the error cursor always goes to a variable in my LOCAL variable list. named maxheight I can find no flaw in the variable (but, who knows?). Several questions come to mind: Is there a maximum number of permitted local variables? If so, what is it? Can a LOCAL list be split and continued on a second or third line? If so, how? What IS the maximum line length permitted in a Prime program? Does the language permit the inclusion of more than one LOCAL statement? These seem to be pretty basic questions, but I cannot find information about them in the "User Guide." Is there any more comprehensive source of information?? Many thanks for information on these. Ben Fairbank RE: Maximum number of LOCAL variables? - eried - 03-09-2014 06:59 AM You can use any local statements you want. Code: ```local aa,ab; local ac; local ad:=1; local ae:=aa,af:=ab;``` Post your code, the error is probably in another line. RE: Maximum number of LOCAL variables? - patrice - 03-09-2014 07:20 AM maximum is 8 variables in a LOCAL line. as many LOCAL lines as you need. RE: Maximum number of LOCAL variables? - Ben Fairbank - 03-09-2014 08:15 AM Eried -- Thank you for the suggestion. Here are the lines I think are most likely to be giving the error: LOCAL pp, qq, xcor, pi, denom, height, num, xmode, maxheight,propheight, finalheight; [this is all on one line] many lines omitted // Plot the distribution: FOR X FROM 15 TO 303 STEP 1 DO xcor := (X-15)/288; num := (xcor^(pp-1))*((1-xcor)^(qq-1)); propheight := num/(denom*maxheight); finalheight := 160 - propheight*156; PIXON(X,finalheight); PIXON(X,(finalheight+1)); END; The above lines simply step through X-axis lines from 0 to 1 and plot the distribution of the y variable associated with X. If I comment these lines out, AND remove their variables from the LOCAL list, the syntax error stops appearing. Ben RE: Maximum number of LOCAL variables? - eried - 03-09-2014 11:47 AM As patrice said, you have to split that local in 2 (8 vars max per local)