Syntax error... or am I doing something wrong? - Printable Version +- HP Forums (https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum) +-- Forum: HP Calculators (and very old HP Computers) (/forum-3.html) +--- Forum: HP Prime (/forum-5.html) +--- Thread: Syntax error... or am I doing something wrong? (/thread-6297.html) Syntax error... or am I doing something wrong? - farefernandez - 05-24-2016 06:04 AM I don't seem to be able to enter a number containing fractions in polar coordinates. Something as simple as 1/2v50 (v would be the angle symbol). raises a syntax error. I've tried with different combination of parenthesis... but it still get a syntax error. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks! RE: Syntax error... or am I doing something wrong? - Aries - 05-24-2016 07:56 AM I suppose this happens in the HOME, in the CAS mode does work fine. Best, Aries ;-) RE: Syntax error... or am I doing something wrong? - DrD - 05-24-2016 09:44 AM Have you tried using the [Shift][X] (the multiply key), for the angle symbol? 1/(2∡50) ==> Result(angle mode). -Dale- RE: Syntax error... or am I doing something wrong? - farefernandez - 05-24-2016 12:27 PM (05-24-2016 09:44 AM)DrD Wrote:  Have you tried using the [Shift][X] (the multiply key), for the angle symbol? 1/(2∡50) ==> Result(angle mode). -Dale- The problem is not the angle symbol. Basically I can enter: 1∡90 but not: 1/2∡90 Or even: 10^2∡90 In Cas mode it seems to work but i wonder why it doesn't in Home... Thanks! RE: Syntax error... or am I doing something wrong? - DrD - 05-24-2016 01:43 PM When the polar value is completely represented, in the two examples you provided, they did work in [Home] r10077. Copy/paste separates the angle parameter, and makes it look like: 1/2 ∡90, and 10^2 ∡90; instead of 1/(2∡90), and 10^(2∡90). That's probably not the issue, but the examples paste into the command line separating the angle, which, coincidentally, DOES cause a syntax error. If the polar value is enclosed in parentheses, (not strictly required), there should be no issue (I hope!). RE: Syntax error... or am I doing something wrong? - Tim Wessman - 05-24-2016 02:33 PM (05-24-2016 06:04 AM)farefernandez Wrote:  Something as simple as 1/2v50 (v would be the angle symbol). How is that simple? Is that (1/2)<90? 1/(2<90)? (1/2)*1<90? When you start getting even more complicated things, how does the angle symbol behave in terms of order of operations? RE: Syntax error... or am I doing something wrong? - informach - 05-24-2016 03:22 PM Hi!: See, the attached images. You needed configure, in HOME ... Degrees a+bi or (a,b) ... is same Then, write ... (1/2,50) ... With Shift and * X (angle symbol), then ... RE: Syntax error... or am I doing something wrong? - leprechaun - 05-25-2016 05:10 AM In cas something like 1