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2015 version of HP12c identification
09-10-2016, 12:21 AM
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RE: 2015 version of HP12c identification
(09-05-2016 06:30 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  
(09-05-2016 08:18 AM)wojtek Wrote:  I have exactly the same calculator and almost do not use it because of terrible programming system. I don't understand how such a stuff could become a bestseller.
Probably business people who use it do not even try programming it and just use its embedded functions.

Well, recall the 12C came out in 1981, and was at the lower end of the Voyager lineup, so not all "advanced" features (e.g. program editing) were included. Its easy to look at this 35 years later and call it terrible, having learned many more modern systems in the interim.

And I agree the VAST majority of 12C users never program, probably less than 1% (just a figure I made up, so no source required). The argument of how many more users would have written programs if there had been a better programming system is moot, but no doubt has been hotly debated here before.

It is a challenge to program the HP 12C, especially the classic version with 99 steps but it is kind of fun, as long as trig isn't required (although there are great programs to calculate trig functions, yet almost all the memory is used).
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