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By strider, on July 20th, 2011 I keep saying how much of a fan I am of the RPN mode, and have used it on and off since high school. But times have changed, and HP needs to find a way to manipluate the logic of repeated calculations to make RPN still come out on top, but I feel discouraged, and […]
Go to article HP 35s Calculator Annoyances III
By strider, on July 15th, 2011 I am as much of a fan of the RPN mode as anyone. But the implementation of RPN in the HP calculators have to keep up with new developments in technology.
For one thing, I had trouble in RPN mode, to make a list of random numbers. Suppose you wanted to make a list of […]
Go to article HP Calculator Annoyances II
By strider, on May 10th, 2009 The TINspire comes with a great deal of programming tools, but after many updates, it is still crippled by the lack of an input statement.
Without input, what you have is a collection of functions. You have to run and rerun functions with new parameters each time to enter a list.
Of course they provide […]
Go to article Programming on the TI84, Nspire and Nspire CAS
By strider, on November 23rd, 2008 This is the TINspire, the calculator that promises to foment lazier minds in students than ever before. I teach math, and I look at all these new calculators with jaundiced eye. Ever see the new caclulators these days (nongraphing) which can come up with exact answers to sum and difference functions of trig angles? This […]
Go to article The TIInspire is not what it is cracked up to be

