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(41CX/DM41)(17Bii) Date of the first Advent Sunday in a year
02-04-2020, 10:34 PM (This post was last modified: 02-04-2020 10:35 PM by jthole.)
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(41CX/DM41)(17Bii) Date of the first Advent Sunday in a year
This small program is an adaptation of an equation I have in my HP 17Bii. One of the reasons for posting this here, is that it shows the elegance of the HP 17Bii solver. The other reason is that it's fun, and can be useful (if only because you know when to open the first window of the Advent calendar ;-) ).

First of all, here is the short and simple HP 17Bii Solver equation: (both the solver and program assume DD.MMYYYY).
Code:

ADVDATE = DATE( L( XMAS : YEAR ÷ 1000000 + 25.12 ) : ( ( MOD( DDAYS( 1.0119 : G( XMAS ) : 1 ) : 7 ) + 22 ) x - 1 ) )

And here is the HP 41CX/DM41L program, which takes the year in the X register (just following the equation; maybe could be optimised further).
Code:

LBL "ADVDATE"
1000000
/
25.12
+
STO 00
1.0119
X<>Y
DDAYS  ;XROM 26,14
7
MOD
22
+
CHS
RCL 00
X<>Y
DATE+  ;XROM 26,13
END

Running on the 17Bii:
Enter YEAR: 2021
Solve ADVDATE: 28,112021

Running on the DM41L:
2021
XEQ ADVDATE
28,112021

Of course, the program (and equation) only works for the Gregorian calendar. Monday Jan. 1, 1900 was chosen because I liked that date (any date works, as long as you adjust the offset (currently 22) in the equation.

BTW; I do not have a HP 41CX, but I do have a SwissMicros DM41L; I tested the program on the DM41L.
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08-10-2020, 03:02 PM (This post was last modified: 08-10-2020 03:11 PM by ggauny@live.fr.)
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RE: (41CX/DM41)(17Bii) Date of the first Advent Sunday in a year
Hi,

I see your thread a little late but here is a little routine of mine I was using with my
HP 41c (+ time module) or my HP 41cx.

Instead of DDays I'm using DOW, but unfortunatly DOW gives 0 if the day is a sunday, (HP Prime gives 7). So we have to "adjust" in case of DOW gives a 0.

Code:

01 LBL "DIMAVENT'
02 7                        //Here is the adjust.
03 x<>y
04 1e6
05 /
06 25.12
07 +
08 ENTER
09 DOW
10 x=0?
11 x<> Z                 // or RCL+ ST Z on HP 42s, FREE42, DM42
12 21
13 +
14 CHS
15 DATE+
16 END

Of course runing on dm41, dm41x too and some other calculator.

2016 gives 27.112016 for example, 1582 gives 28.111582


In attachement I give 2 EXCEL calendars. May be usefull.

Have a good day.


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.zip  AltCalItA.zip (Size: 58.93 KB / Downloads: 2)

Gérard.
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08-11-2020, 08:03 AM (This post was last modified: 08-11-2020 02:29 PM by Werner.)
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RE: (41CX/DM41)(17Bii) Date of the first Advent Sunday in a year
If you use 12.12 instead of 25.12, and change the 21 to 8, it will work for M.DY format as well.
[update] not quite.. but if you use 12.12, then do 13 DAYS+, then proceed as before, it will ;-)
[update #2] and if you take the first of January of the next year (which is always the same Day of Week as Christmas), it's even simpler:
Code:
 1
 +
 1E6
 /
 1.01
 +
 ENTER
 DOW
 +/-
 7
 MOD
 35
 -
 DATE+
Cheers, Werner
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