Poll: Which layout do you prefer?
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Layout a) 64.58% 31 64.58%
Layout b) 35.42% 17 35.42%
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A sweet little poll about the WP 31S layout
04-19-2014, 08:44 AM
Post: #41
RE: A sweet little poll about the WP 31S layout
(04-19-2014 08:04 AM)walter b Wrote:  So far, however, no official information

The official german site still lists the model as being available:

http://store.hp.com/GermanyStore/Merch/P...12&sel=ACC

And an American dealer quite recently refused to export some, citing to be bound by HP clauses...

Doesn't look like they really have already totally dropped that ball.

However: has a model ever vanished from the company store to reappear later on?
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04-19-2014, 12:36 PM
Post: #42
RE: A sweet little poll about the WP 31S layout
My vote is for "a" .. looks more logical to me.
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04-19-2014, 01:24 PM
Post: #43
RE: A sweet little poll about the WP 31S layout
(04-19-2014 07:54 AM)walter b Wrote:  
(04-18-2014 05:10 PM)Matt Agajanian Wrote:  I'm more comfortable with the base 10 logarithm function labeled LOG rather than design A's LG label.

Presumably. Wink Nevertheless, we've corrected that long time bug with the WP 34S. Smile Many people knew the notation LG for long, some didn't but accepted it. I've explained the reason here far more than once and am getting tired of repeating it. Be assured, a label LOG for the function lg(x) = log10(x) will not return on our calculators. Period.

d:-I
Are your vintage HPs for sale at a discount? They all feature LOG as a keyboard function. Or are you keeping them for this bug? Makes them more valuable as if they were featuring the correct LG keyboard label.

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04-19-2014, 01:59 PM
Post: #44
RE: A sweet little poll about the WP 31S layout
(04-19-2014 01:24 PM)Marcus von Cube Wrote:  Are your vintage HPs for sale at a discount? They all feature LOG as a keyboard function. Or are you keeping them for this bug? Makes them more valuable as if they were featuring the correct LG keyboard label.

I do the second Wink So I can tell my grandchildren when they learn about logs that the manufacturer meant LG but printed LOG since he was based in the USA. Remember international math rules and definitions are for all countries - and all countries are equal but one is even more. Life would be less than half as exciting if one wouldn't come across the same again and again. Good grief.

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04-19-2014, 02:06 PM
Post: #45
RE: A sweet little poll about the WP 31S layout
There were quite some complaints posted on this forum about the US website of HP doing all sorts of strange things. Thus I wouldn't count a model vanishing there as sufficient evidence for it being stopped. OTOH, when a model is listed on the official website it's for sale for sure - so it looks like the 30b is alive still.

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04-19-2014, 03:39 PM (This post was last modified: 04-19-2014 03:54 PM by Massimo Gnerucci.)
Post: #46
RE: A sweet little poll about the WP 31S layout
(04-19-2014 07:54 AM)walter b Wrote:  
(04-18-2014 05:10 PM)Matt Agajanian Wrote:  I'm more comfortable with the base 10 logarithm function labeled LOG rather than design A's LG label.

Presumably. ;) Nevertheless, we've corrected that long time bug with the WP 34S. :) Many people knew the notation LG for long, some didn't but accepted it. I've explained the reason here far more than once and am getting tired of repeating it. Be assured, a label LOG for the function lg(x) = log10(x) will not return on our calculators. Period.

d:-I

Then, please, go ISO 31-11 or ISO 80000-2 fully and use lg and ln, not LG and LN. :)

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04-19-2014, 04:04 PM
Post: #47
RE: A sweet little poll about the WP 31S layout
(04-19-2014 03:39 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  Then, please, go ISO 31-11 or ISO 80000-2 fully and use lg and ln, not LG and LN. Smile

Does that mean we shall go to sin, cos, tan, etc. as well? Sounds like a calculator revolution ... Wink

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04-19-2014, 04:08 PM
Post: #48
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Lasciate OGni speranza, voi ch'entrate...

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04-19-2014, 04:11 PM
Post: #49
RE: A sweet little poll about the WP 31S layout
(04-19-2014 04:04 PM)walter b Wrote:  
(04-19-2014 03:39 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  Then, please, go ISO 31-11 or ISO 80000-2 fully and use lg and ln, not LG and LN. Smile

Does that mean we shall go to sin, cos, tan, etc. as well? Sounds like a calculator revolution ... Wink

d:-)

You started it... Big Grin
Half standards are the worst thing.

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04-19-2014, 04:12 PM
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(04-19-2014 04:08 PM)Manolo Sobrino Wrote:  Lasciate OGni speranza, voi ch'entrate...

;)

Right! ;)

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04-19-2014, 04:13 PM
Post: #51
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(04-19-2014 04:08 PM)Manolo Sobrino Wrote:  Lasciate OGni speranza, voi ch'entrate...

I'd like to keep a little bit of hope, thus ... Wink

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04-19-2014, 04:15 PM
Post: #52
RE: A sweet little poll about the WP 31S layout
Oh, and this was my first calculator. Do you see something wrong (apart lg vs log, that I prefer btw) with it? Seems no revolution is necessary.

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04-19-2014, 04:17 PM
Post: #53
RE: A sweet little poll about the WP 31S layout
(04-19-2014 04:13 PM)walter b Wrote:  
(04-19-2014 04:08 PM)Manolo Sobrino Wrote:  Lasciate OGni speranza, voi ch'entrate...

I'd like to keep a little bit of hope, thus ... Wink

d:-)

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... after all! Big Grin
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04-19-2014, 04:24 PM
Post: #54
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(04-19-2014 03:39 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  Then, please, go ISO 31-11 or ISO 80000-2 fully and use lg and ln, not LG and LN. Smile

I'd prefer Ig and In.
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04-19-2014, 04:27 PM
Post: #55
RE: A sweet little poll about the WP 31S layout
(04-19-2014 04:24 PM)Thomas Klemm Wrote:  
(04-19-2014 03:39 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  Then, please, go ISO 31-11 or ISO 80000-2 fully and use lg and ln, not LG and LN. Smile

I'd prefer Ig and In.

Underscores were not meant to be used on the keyboard, just as an eye catcher...

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04-19-2014, 04:40 PM
Post: #56
RE: A sweet little poll about the WP 31S layout
(04-19-2014 04:24 PM)Thomas Klemm Wrote:  
(04-19-2014 03:39 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  Then, please, go ISO 31-11 or ISO 80000-2 fully and use lg and ln, not LG and LN. Smile

I'd prefer Ig and In.

Damn, it was so over... now I have to see a layout im Fraktur.
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04-19-2014, 05:27 PM
Post: #57
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Good old times Wink

So we'd need ln, lg, sin, cos, tan, asin, acos, atan, hyp, deg, and rad. The remainder are just capital English abbreviations. Hope I didn't overlook any important function. Our pixel designers are screaming for joy.

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04-19-2014, 05:46 PM
Post: #58
RE: A sweet little poll about the WP 31S layout
(04-19-2014 05:27 PM)walter b Wrote:  Good old times ;)

So we'd need ln, lg, sin, cos, tan, asin, acos, atan, hyp, deg, and rad. The remainder are just capital English abbreviations. Hope I didn't overlook any important function. Our pixel designers are screaming for joy.

d;-)

You gave the first kick, now the stone is rolling... ;)

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04-19-2014, 06:16 PM (This post was last modified: 04-19-2014 06:24 PM by Matt Agajanian.)
Post: #59
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(04-19-2014 08:04 AM)walter b Wrote:  
(04-18-2014 09:31 PM)Matt Agajanian Wrote:  Now that HP's not selling the 30B (but perhaps they could be had from auction, surplus sites, etc.), what calcs are now used to provide the base for building a 31/34S?

If your assumpion was true that would be a good question. Wink So far, however, no official information has reached this forum that production of the HP-30b ceased. Although I once started a thread dedicated to that topic, even no semi-official statement reached us unless I've missed something. Whoever claims the end of the HP-30b, please supply some evidence - HP's website not showing this model is not sufficient for obvious reasons.

d:-I

Thanks for the update. Perhaps I've missed where the 30B is featured when I visit the HP site. I just went to hp.com/calculators and browsed through the Financial Calculators section and no 30B in sight--10bII+, 17bII 300s+, 35s, 12c, etc. but no 30b. Isn't hp.com/calculators valid? Am I not putting the correct URL for HP in my browser?
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04-19-2014, 09:19 PM (This post was last modified: 04-19-2014 09:22 PM by walter b.)
Post: #60
Poll result and a new question
Thanks to all voters! The result is displayed above. There are some who want to see more lower case letters on the keys. So the new alternatives are

a) [Image: attachment.php?aid=406] or c) [Image: attachment.php?aid=545] now.

What do you think about them?

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