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What is the best BASIC Pocket Computer
04-16-2014, 03:45 AM
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RE: What is the best BASIC Pocket Computer
(04-16-2014 12:57 AM)Don Shepherd Wrote:  Ah, Dave, I recognize that algorithm, it eliminates all multiples of 2, 3, and 5 from the trial factor pool. I remember when you modified that from the HP-67 version, as I recall, for the 32s and one of the algebraic programmable pioneers (20?). I further modified it to get it to run on the venerable 12c. A great algorithm!


Yup, that's the one! I just keep dragging it along to each new machine I get. It strikes a great balance between size and performance for the problem space that one could conceivably need to compute on a handheld (I don't plan to factor RSA keys on my 48, anyway). The implementation also allows for a nice, concise example of fetching input/arguments, looping, calling subroutines, and outputting results.

Maybe I should set up a site like Viktor's and port this routine to everything imaginable, as opposed to the Gamma function. Wink Probably wouldn't make for a very elegant Lotus 1-2-3 macro, though. (But then again, what does?)
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