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[WP34s] More constants than CONST offers
05-29-2014, 03:43 PM (This post was last modified: 05-29-2014 04:03 PM by Dieter.)
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RE: [WP34s] More constants than CONST offers
(05-26-2014 11:32 PM)Paul Dale Wrote:  Not all are relevant or usefully exposed, but some might be:

Is this a complete, comprehensive list of all available constants not included in the CONST menu? A few of these would really make sense, for instance multiples of pi like pi/2, pi/4, 2pi and, as already mentioned, sqrt(2pi).

Walter said he does not like constants that can easily be obtained from others. Great – this way we can get rid of a lot of physical constants. Take for instance h and ħ (which is simply h divided by 2 pi) or Φ0 which is nothing but 1/Kj and therefore as useful has having a separate 1/pi constant (which would even have the benefit of slightly better accuracy). Removing redundancies like these will free up space for universally useful constants like the ones suggested.

Hey, I just found a way how to use the additional constants with current firmware: simply use the CNST command. This is what I got:

CNST 77 = 1/eH (higher 34 digits of 1/e, as used in Lambert's W)
CNST 78 = 1/eL (lower 34 digits of 1/e, as used in Lambert's W)
CNST 79 = 1/√5
CNST 80 = 1/√pi
CNST 81 = 0,2214  (currently used in the Chi² quantile, will be obsolete with the suggested new quantile code)
CNST 82 = 1/ln10
CNST 83 = ln 2
CNST 84 = 1/ln2
CNST 85 = pi
CNST 86 = pi/2
CNST 87 = √2pi
CNST 88 = 122,134  (counter/pointer used in Romberg integration)

So at least these constants can be used in user programs. Readability is another point...

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