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Grapevine's "An Easy Course in Using the HP48"
11-25-2019, 12:20 AM
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Grapevine's "An Easy Course in Using the HP48"
Enjoy!

https://archive.org/details/an-easy-cour...-the-hp-48

The book covers the 48S and 48SX, but a good portion of it is still relevant to the 48G, 48GX, 49G, 50G, etc.

I also have their 19BII and 17BII books, and the 27S one is currently on its way in the mail.
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11-25-2019, 06:04 PM
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Hi,

Many thanks for sharing this.

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11-25-2019, 08:02 PM
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Several of these books are on the forum DVD.

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11-25-2019, 10:48 PM
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(11-25-2019 08:02 PM)HP67 Wrote:  Several of these books are on the forum DVD.

Yup! But not this one, though, nor the 17BII, 19BII or 27S books.
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11-26-2019, 04:24 AM
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Thanks for sharing. I still have my original paper copy but having the PDF is definitely handy.
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11-26-2019, 06:28 PM
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(11-25-2019 10:48 PM)Dave Britten Wrote:  
(11-25-2019 08:02 PM)HP67 Wrote:  Several of these books are on the forum DVD.

Yup! But not this one, though, nor the 17BII, 19BII or 27S books.

Do you have a link for the 17BII book, please Dave?

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11-26-2019, 07:24 PM
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(11-26-2019 06:28 PM)cdmackay Wrote:  
(11-25-2019 10:48 PM)Dave Britten Wrote:  Yup! But not this one, though, nor the 17BII, 19BII or 27S books.

Do you have a link for the 17BII book, please Dave?

Not yet; I may have to get a bigger scanner to do that one. It's a standard paperback like the 48 book, but it's a larger format, and I don't think it will fit neatly on the scanner glass when spread open. The 19BII book is small like the 48 one, so I may do that next. The 27S book is VERY large paper, but it's spiral-bound, and I think I can uncoil it to scan the pages individually.
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11-26-2019, 09:14 PM
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Thanks, BTW I really don't like those cartoons.
This book maybe available in pdf (full text): https://archive.org/details/computingwithsci00slca

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11-27-2019, 01:19 AM
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(11-26-2019 09:14 PM)Csaba Tizedes Wrote:  BTW I really don't like those cartoons.

Not my taste either! But it is nothing in comparison to Grapevine's mind-bogglingly stupid policy of notating key stroke sequences. In an attempt to over-simplify everything, they have succeeded in systematically penalizing those who actually understand the lessons.

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I mean, anyone who needs that kind of instructions on page 294 (!) of a rather elementary book should seriously consider selling his HP-48 and doing something else with his life.

That being said, there are a number of Grapevine publications I wouldn't want to miss (like Ray Depew's excellent "HP-48 Graphics" or the two calculus related books by Dan Coffin) and I am very grateful to Dave Britten for the work he's done.
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11-27-2019, 01:23 AM
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(11-27-2019 01:19 AM)Giuseppe Donnini Wrote:  Not my taste either! But it is nothing in comparison to Grapevine's mind-bogglingly stupid policy of notating key stroke sequences. In an attempt to over-simplify everything, they have succeeded in systematically penalizing those who actually understand the lessons.

[Image: LGpOMLl.jpg]

I mean, anyone who needs that kind of instructions on page 294 (!) of a rather elementary book should seriously consider selling his HP-48 and doing something else with his life.

Yeah, Casio manuals tend to do the same thing, and it's just awful to try to follow their examples.

You should see the full-page wall-of-text solver equations in the 19BII book that I need to scan!
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11-27-2019, 01:35 AM
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(11-27-2019 01:23 AM)Dave Britten Wrote:  You should see the full-page wall-of-text solver equations in the 19BII book that I need to scan!

Oh yeah, those must be fun!
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11-27-2019, 04:42 PM
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(11-25-2019 10:48 PM)Dave Britten Wrote:  
(11-25-2019 08:02 PM)HP67 Wrote:  Several of these books are on the forum DVD.

Yup! But not this one, though, nor the 17BII, 19BII or 27S books.

You are absolutely right, I beg your pardon. I do have a copy of that book for the G and GX. I did not remember where I got it from.

Let me return the favor, since I didn't have the S/SX version until 2 minutes ago Smile

Any ideas where to host the G/GX version? I have not signed up with archive.org and would prefer not to do so.

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11-27-2019, 05:28 PM
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(11-27-2019 04:42 PM)HP67 Wrote:  
(11-25-2019 10:48 PM)Dave Britten Wrote:  Yup! But not this one, though, nor the 17BII, 19BII or 27S books.

You are absolutely right, I beg your pardon. I do have a copy of that book for the G and GX. I did not remember where I got it from.

Let me return the favor, since I didn't have the S/SX version until 2 minutes ago Smile

Any ideas where to host the G/GX version? I have not signed up with archive.org and would prefer not to do so.

Perhaps hpcalc.org? This site is "all things HP48" so it applies, but not sure if Eric wants to host 3rd party published books, even if ancient. I'd ask him.

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11-27-2019, 05:38 PM
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(11-27-2019 05:28 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  
(11-27-2019 04:42 PM)HP67 Wrote:  You are absolutely right, I beg your pardon. I do have a copy of that book for the G and GX. I did not remember where I got it from.

Let me return the favor, since I didn't have the S/SX version until 2 minutes ago Smile

Any ideas where to host the G/GX version? I have not signed up with archive.org and would prefer not to do so.

Perhaps hpcalc.org? This site is "all things HP48" so it applies, but not sure if Eric wants to host 3rd party published books, even if ancient. I'd ask him.

Thanks, I thought about that. I'll send an email by Sunday. Kinda buried in .. right now Tongue

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11-27-2019, 05:48 PM
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(11-27-2019 04:42 PM)HP67 Wrote:  Any ideas where to host the G/GX version? I have not signed up with archive.org and would prefer not to do so.

You don't need to sign up with archive.org in order to use it. I never sign in and I can download any documents I want.

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11-27-2019, 06:35 PM
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(11-27-2019 05:48 PM)toml_12953 Wrote:  
(11-27-2019 04:42 PM)HP67 Wrote:  Any ideas where to host the G/GX version? I have not signed up with archive.org and would prefer not to do so.

You don't need to sign up with archive.org in order to use it. I never sign in and I can download any documents I want.

Right, you can download anything you want. But when I tried to upload the book, I got a message that I have to log in or create an account.

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11-28-2019, 01:14 AM
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(11-26-2019 07:24 PM)Dave Britten Wrote:  Not yet…

thanks Dave.

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11-28-2019, 03:06 AM
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(11-27-2019 06:35 PM)HP67 Wrote:  
(11-27-2019 05:48 PM)toml_12953 Wrote:  You don't need to sign up with archive.org in order to use it. I never sign in and I can download any documents I want.

Right, you can download anything you want. But when I tried to upload the book, I got a message that I have to log in or create an account.

If you want, I can sign up and upload it for you. I figure so many places have all my personal data now, one more won't matter.

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12-01-2019, 11:45 AM
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If we discuss about books, this one is available somewhere in pdf?
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