(32S) Determination of Dry Matter in small silage samples - Printable Version +- HP Forums (https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum) +-- Forum: HP Software Libraries (/forum-10.html) +--- Forum: General Software Library (/forum-13.html) +--- Thread: (32S) Determination of Dry Matter in small silage samples (/thread-21616.html) (32S) Determination of Dry Matter in small silage samples - SlideRule - 04-16-2024 07:31 PM An excerpt from Determination of Dry Matter in Small Silage Samples, Journal of the University of Wales Agricultural Society, 78, 101-114 (1988)         INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY A previous paper (Faithfull, 1997) indicated that a suitable method for dry matter determination in small silage cores had been developed; this paper describes that method. … …         Calculation … the volume of aqueous distillate is reduced by the volume of acid. This is estimated according to the formula …         Programmable calculator program A program has been devised to allow easy calculation using a Hewlett-Packard programmable calculator; this is shown in Figure 3.         Figure 3. Silage Dry Matter Program for Hewlett-Packard HP 32SII To write the program into the calculator, activate program-entry mode and start at the top by typing: … … To run the program, enter the variables and store them. The variables are as follows: … BEST! SlideRule RE: (32S) Determination of Dry Matter in small silage samples - Thomas Klemm - 04-18-2024 08:03 PM I really appreciate your posts of the use of HP calculators in published papers. In this case however I noticed a few issues: useless use of ENTER division of the constant 0.00555 by 10 useless use of register B use of constant 10 instead of register M While the first three points are just a bit of annoyance, the last one on line 017 is really a bug. You might enter a value different from 10 for \(m\) in register M and it will not be taken into consideration. Here's a corrected and slightly optimised version of that program: Code: ```LBL W 1 RCL T 5.55E-4 × - RCL V × 998 × RCL M ÷ 1E3 x<>y - RTN``` Example 10 STO M 7.5 STO V 10 STO T XEQ W 255.6542 References RE: (32S) Determination of Dry Matter in small silage samples - SlideRule - 04-18-2024 09:52 PM Thank you for the kind note & the technical review; much appreciated by all! BEST! SlideRule