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New HP-41 Module released: The Total-Rekall
05-02-2015, 04:16 PM (This post was last modified: 05-02-2015 04:18 PM by Dieter.)
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RE: New HP-41 Module released: The Total-Rekall
(05-02-2015 07:14 AM)Ángel Martin Wrote:  You're absolutely correct - I need to double check what's done in the code and then change the text to reconcile function name and descriptions. Thanks for keeping me straight.

So let's hope the implementation is right and only the documentation needs an update.

(05-02-2015 07:14 AM)Ángel Martin Wrote:  
(05-02-2015 06:15 AM)Dieter Wrote:  ...I still think that FIXALL is a misleading name for this command: the basic feature of this mode is that the number of digits is not fixed at all.
I'd suggest something like FLOAT. Or maybe UNFIX. ;-)

I couldn't agree more with you - yet even the humble HP-32S call this FIX ALL so I thought I'd go with the float - I mean with the flow ;-) So the jury is still not done on this one, watch this space for the next rev.

The jury might note that there is no FIX ALL command in the 32s (or 33s or 35s or...). There is FIX n and there is ALL, which essentially does what you call FIXALL. So there is no flow to go with – or let's say the flow is "ALL". ;-)

Quote from the 32s II manual:

ALL Format ({ALL})
ALL format displays a number as precisely as possible (12 digits maximum).

Quote from the 35s manual:

ALL Format (ALL)
The ALL format is the default format, displaying numbers with up to 12 digit precision.

BTW I like the way ALL is implemented in the 34s, i.e. with a parameter that sets the threshold where the display switches from, say, 0.033333333 to 3.3333333–02. But this is not trivial, a simple ALL would do, switching to scientific notation for values below 0.01.

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