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WP-34S Rectangular/Polar (Suggested Change)
04-06-2014, 11:37 PM
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RE: WP-34S Rectangular/Polar (Suggested Change)
(04-06-2014 08:01 PM)orcinus Wrote:  I never understood why complex value isn't always stored as P internally, with ->R and ->P only being different by a display flag (and input handling), in cases such as this.

Marcus answered this well. We don't have any available RAM to indicate that these values are complex rather than two reals. We don't have types on the stack, just registers.

Most devices I'm familiar with store complex numbers in rectangular form not polar. I had a grand scheme for the OpenRPN project, to allow complex numbers stored in either form and to automatically convert as required.

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RE: WP-34S Rectangular/Polar (Suggested Change) - Paul Dale - 04-06-2014 11:37 PM

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