on the RPN mentioning sharp pc1211, v.albillo, el506w and recurring topics

12042017, 08:00 PM
(This post was last modified: 12042017 08:03 PM by pier4r.)
Post: #26




RE: on the RPN mentioning sharp pc1211, v.albillo, el506w and recurring topics
(12042017 06:50 PM)Gene Wrote: More serious response. :)Yes I can see also that for explorations RPN is faster. Because it is like trial and errors and errors in algebraic are costly. Quote:2) As a previous programmer in AOS (I had TI calculators from the SR51A to the SR52, SR56 and TI58C) and a programmer in lots of RPN and RPL machine environments, I find programming on a calculator (that's important here) much harder in AOS than RPN. In a structured programming environment using a procedural language, algebraic orientation is fine. Through college, I got through BASIC, fortran, COBOL, SNOBOL, and more without a stackoriented machine. However, on a calculator, I find it terribly difficult to keep track of what the state of the machine is on an AOS style machine vs. an RPN one. I have no doubts that programming on a TI graphing model is easier than the 58C, but ...Well in my mind I had only calculators that compute formulas or functions. I did not consider programs (aside from small ones). Indeed I picked the el 506w as example that is not programmable. Still one can define formulas to reuse later that are like a little program (if one uses and fills the variables). RPN is concise for a calculator keyboard, algebraic would need more effort (given my experiences with a casio fx 7400 and the ti89). For the nitpick: true! My bad. Wikis are great, Contribute :) 

« Next Oldest  Next Newest »

User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)