newRPL: all results mode?
01-21-2016, 06:59 PM (This post was last modified: 01-22-2016 03:17 AM by Claudio L..)
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 Claudio L. Senior Member Posts: 1,840 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: newRPL: all results mode?
(01-21-2016 02:52 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  IMHO only be enabled by some deliberate action, like setting a flag.

No question about it. Either a flag or a completely different set of commands, you won't get any nasty surprises.

(01-21-2016 04:14 PM)Nigel (UK) Wrote:  I like this idea but not as a default setting: usually only one root is required (e.g., when using Pythagoras). How about using a long press to bring up the function that returns a list?
Long press can't be used. It is officially "help" when the command is in a menu. But the autocomplete feature would take care of all the different variants.

(01-21-2016 04:14 PM)Nigel (UK) Wrote:  For trig functions: inverse sine of 0.5 could return {30, 150} in degrees mode, but arbitrary multiples of 2 pi would be needed for complete generality. There's no reason why these couldn't be included, I suppose. Will you have multi-valued logarithms as well?
There would have to be a limit on the maximum number of simultaneous paths to be evaluated. These functions would have to return up to a maximum number of solutions to avoid eating all the memory.
Let's say you want sqrt(sin(0.5))
SIN(0.5) would give you the maximum number of solutions, and then sqrt would try to double it. We'd have to discard half of the solutions, but which half?
It would make it useless, as the user would never know which solutions are missing from the list.
Perhaps we should limit to solutions within the first turn in the circle.
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 Messages In This Thread newRPL: all results mode? - Claudio L. - 01-21-2016, 12:59 PM RE: newRPL: all results mode? - rprosperi - 01-21-2016, 02:52 PM RE: newRPL: all results mode? - Nigel (UK) - 01-21-2016, 04:14 PM RE: newRPL: all results mode? - Claudio L. - 01-21-2016 06:59 PM RE: newRPL: all results mode? - rprosperi - 01-21-2016, 07:21 PM RE: newRPL: all results mode? - Nigel (UK) - 01-22-2016, 09:13 AM RE: newRPL: all results mode? - emece67 - 01-22-2016, 10:44 AM RE: newRPL: all results mode? - Claudio L. - 01-22-2016, 01:41 PM RE: newRPL: all results mode? - Claudio L. - 01-22-2016, 02:08 PM RE: newRPL: all results mode? - Nigel (UK) - 01-24-2016, 07:08 PM RE: newRPL: all results mode? - Claudio L. - 01-25-2016, 02:31 PM RE: newRPL: all results mode? - Nigel (UK) - 01-26-2016, 09:37 PM

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