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Best calculator for the working engineer
02-25-2016, 06:17 PM
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RE: Best calculator for the working engineer
(02-25-2016 11:06 AM)damaltor Wrote:  Alternatively, get a 50g. BIG thing, tons of functions, keyboard not that bad. No need to talk about that more, because of the earlier posts.
You also might think about a HP 48G.

I'd go for a 50g because:
  1. Infinite stack: Perhaps it's just me, but I don't like to waste time copying results on paper, so I leave them on the stack for later reference. Or hit Enter 5 times to make many copies for later use.
  2. List processing: To do the same calculation on several alternative inputs, just put them on a list and do your thing only once. Big time saver for engineers.
  3. Full keyboard customization: Who cares if you don't like the keyboard layout. Put what you use most wherever you prefer and done.
  4. SD Card: Once you get your simple programs running properly, they are easy to backup without a PC. Same for your precious results.

1, 2 and 3 also apply to a 48, so it's also a good choice.
Disclaimer: I am a working engineer, used a 48 while at school and first few years at work, moved on to the 50g 10 years ago and never needed anything else. I also have a 32S for backup, but don't use it much because the different Enter behavior (I make too many mistakes because of unintended DUP).
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