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Little explorations with HP calculators (no Prime)
04-19-2017, 07:23 PM
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RE: Little explorations with the HP calculators
DavidM, once again nice reply!

These commands are complex creatures that perform a large number of behind-the-scenes operations. That's probably why they aren't known for their performance. I also find that I can't seem to remember exactly how they work (and all their quirks) without spending significant time with experiments and reading the manuals, which is probably why I rarely end up using them.

Yes I do forget them too, even more that I just used them a bit. Interesting your question, I do assume that somehow they put the results in a list or they keep track of the stack length. I will have to investigate.

Your mention to the performance is also interesting, although they may be more handy for operations without caring about the performance. I just made a selection sort algorithm with them, that by itself is not great, and to order 50 elements it uses 45 seconds. (SORT uses 0.5 seconds, Sort from Groferlist uses 3 seconds)

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RE: Little explorations with the HP calculators - pier4r - 04-19-2017 07:23 PM

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