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[QUESTION] command names on History & CAS MODE VIEW
12-07-2016, 03:16 PM (This post was last modified: 12-21-2016 09:55 PM by compsystems.)
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[QUESTION] command names on History & CAS MODE VIEW
Hello hp-prime community

On CAS MODE & "Textbook Display on" or pretty-print. Why the command names are "renamed" to uppercase?

Disabling "Textbook Display off" Is shown as it should be

The are commands that are "renamed" to uppercase
TYPE, DIM EVAL

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For the following case (LEFT CMD), it display the names correctly
left(a = b) -> a
LEFT("a = b",3) -> "a ="
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12-21-2016, 06:07 PM (This post was last modified: 12-24-2016 03:16 AM by compsystems.)
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RE: [QUESTION] command names on History & CAS MODE
Another case with ALGEBRAIC input mode on

va:=[a,b] -> [a,b]

Lowercase command
abs(va) -> |va| -> [abs(a),abs(b)] // ok, Absolute value of each element

Uppercase command
ABS(va) -> |va| -> v(a^2+b^2) // ok, but it is displayed with the same symbol in the history this causes an output contradiction when copying screenshots into guides, texts etc.

Should be displayed in the history as ||va||

PS: Diff, & (') is not seen in (typeset math)

vd:=[f(x),g(x)];
ve:=[x(t),y(t)];
vd' -> diff(vd) -> [diff(f(x),x),diff(g(x),x)]
diff(ve,t) -> [diff(x(t),t),diff(y(t),t)]

All derivative representations must be displayed en Pretty-Print
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12-21-2016, 07:50 PM
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RE: [QUESTION] command names on History & CAS MODE VIEW
Because a list of names of commands that were "identical" was created. The idea was that it would create less confusion instead of dim vs DIM and so on. However, that has turned out to not be the case - especially as the CAS has changed, or had functionality that was not expected.

It will probably be removed at some point to stop these posts. Smile

TW

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12-21-2016, 10:23 PM (This post was last modified: 02-15-2018 11:10 PM by compsystems.)
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RE: [QUESTION] command names on History & CAS MODE VIEW
The double functionality is valid and I agree
ABS vs abs
The problem is only visualization within the history view with "Textbook Display on" & ALGEBRAIC input mode

Because copying the expression to the input line is renamed.

Please try the following

Enable the ALGEBRAIC input mode & "Textbook Display off"
abs([a,b]) → [abs(a), abs(b)] // ok
[up][up][copy]
abs([a,b]) → [abs(a), abs(b)] // ok

but

Enable the TEXTBOOK input mode & "Textbook Display off"
abs([a,b]) → ABS([a,b]) → √(a^2+b^2)
This is not logical, the same input two different answers

Another case

CAS MODE

MAKEMAT(0,10); -> Error: Bad Argument Type" Why?
makemat(0,10); ->[[0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]]
makeMat(0,10); -> [0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]; // ok =)

mat1:=makeMat(0,10); -> [0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]; // ok =)
mat1(1):=a; -> [a,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]; // ok =)
mat1(10):=j; -> [a,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,j]; // ok =)
mat1[2]:=b; -> [a,b,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]; // ok =)
mat1[2]; -> b // ok
mat1(2); -> b // ok

dim(mat1); -> 10 // ok
DIM(mat1); -> {10} // ok
DIM(mat1)[1]; -> 10 // ok
DIM(mat1)(1); -> 10 // ok

MAKELIST(0,X,1,10); -> {0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0} // ok
makelist(0,X,1,10); -> [0] Why?
makeList(0,X,1,10); -> Error: Bad Argument Type" Why?

list1:=MAKELIST(0,X,1,10) -> {0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0} // ok
dim(list1); -> 10 // ok
DIM(list1); -> {1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1} // ok

mat0:=MAKEMAT(0,3,4) -> [[0,0,0,0],[0,0,0,0],[0,0,0,0]] // ok

HOME
DIM(mat1) -> {10}
dim(mat1) -> {10}
DIM(mat1)[1] -> {[10]} -> 10
DIM(mat1)(1) -> {10} ?

inside program (HOME)
local elements:=dim(mat1)[1]; // error
or
local elements:=dim(mat1)(1); // error


for aux_index_i from 1 to dim(a)[1] do // error
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