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05-11-2019, 05:26 AM (This post was last modified: 05-11-2019 06:40 AM by Anders.)
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(05-10-2019 02:01 PM)Aries Wrote:  
(05-06-2019 10:08 PM)Anders Wrote:  Thank you for showing that Nspire can produce canonical form answers! It looks nice.

However, Nspire CAS is not a serious contender to HP Prime's CAS. From what I can tell, (reading the Nspire CAS reference manual and more) Nspire CAS in it's native form, does not cover any transforms (e.g. Fourier and Lapace etc and more) making it nearly useless for the serious engineering student. It will barley get them through the first year - maybe differential equations 101 without Fourier and Lapace etc. (you need to do those transformations yourself). So no, Nspire is not the answer - not even close.

HP Prime has a much more powerful underlying CAS engine. What's left is to polish the presentation of the results.


Hi Anders,
third-party libraries are fully supported by TI, some of them (linalg and numtheory) are included in the O.S. so I don't see any problem with L-transforms, Fourier series/transforms, Z-transforms, convolution, control systems theory and so forth.
Power of the calculator also relies on the support of the international community and the Nspire community base is highly active.

Aries Wink

That is just the point: 3rd party libraries extends programable calculators so they can do stuff they could not do originally. As I am sure you are already know, both platforms have extensive collections of 3rd party libraries. HP prime have a few here for instance: and more references to stuff here: BTW you can also install XCAS on TI Nspire so you can actually get the CAS functionality on par withy HP Prime if you want.
But the point is that more 3rd party stuff you do, the more they are no longer the calculators you are trying to compare (because comparing is what you were doing). It's obviously no apples to apples comparison any more.

For instance, I can also program (and indeed I did) my old HP-42S, HP-28S, HP-48, HP-50 and so on to do all sorts of stuff.

Here is the thing: the point with many threads on this forum is for users to ask questions, propose stuff and highlight issues with the current HP Prime version in CAS mode, numerical mode (Home) and elsewhere so that HP and the community around can improve the HP Prime to do as much as possible NATIVELY, WITHOUT resorting to 3rd party stuff.

And as I wrote before, NATIVELY, TI Nspire cannot do remotely the same advanced stuff that HP Prime can - it's just a fact.
Just take some time to read: and you quickly see the native power of HP Prime CAS. No HP Prime it's not perfect (yet) but we are trying to help to improve it to become better and better. One thing is sure though, out of the box, HP Prime is the most advanced CAS calculator in existence (not counting phone apps like Wolfram alpha with the whole cloud compute behind). Native TI Nspire seams to be years behind. I mean HP prime was released in 2013 and so far, TI Nspire CAS response has been (the way I read it from an user's perspective) to open up the platform to 3rd party stuff. BTW HP could decide to take the same approach if they wanted to, but doing so would create problems with some testing authorities I believe.

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RE: differential equations - parisse - 05-02-2019, 10:58 AM
RE: differential equations - Aries - 05-06-2019, 12:09 PM
RE: differential equations - Anders - 05-06-2019, 10:08 PM
RE: differential equations - Aries - 05-10-2019, 02:01 PM
RE: differential equations - Anders - 05-11-2019 05:26 AM
RE: differential equations - ijabbott - 05-06-2019, 06:31 AM
RE: differential equations - Anders - 05-06-2019, 09:35 PM
RE: differential equations - parisse - 05-07-2019, 06:23 AM

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