Sharp PCG850 BASEn

09202018, 06:29 PM
(This post was last modified: 09202018 06:37 PM by Zaphod.)
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Sharp PCG850 BASEn
I've been playing about with this and discovered the basic premise.
Feel free to add, comment, tidy up and/or disagree: BASEN  Initiate the BASEN program by pressing SHIFT and the BASEn keys together. (Not sure what the subsequent 'Basic delete OK' actually deletes) Pressing 1: Enter new number Pressing 2: Cycle through decimal,hex,binary (base 10,16 or 2) (You can continue cycling through by repeatedly pressing 2) Pressing 3: Negates current number (You can toggle by pressing 3 again, and again) Pressing 4: Arithmetic operations. Press 1 to enter the number you want to convert (Default base 10), then press the carriage return key. if you press 2 before this you can cycle through the current base from decimal, hex or binary. (The current entry base is always shown in the square brackets stage left) Pressing 2 after the carriage return just cycles through the available bases (10,16 and 2) Pressing 3 negates the current number (in whatever base you’re currently in) 4 allows you to do arithmetic operations on the current number: Add, subtract, multiply, divide, AND, OR, NOR, XOR by pressing the appropriate +  * / A O N X key. it then allows you to enter the other number, then press carriage return to do the calculation. 

09202018, 06:38 PM
(This post was last modified: 09202018 06:40 PM by jwhsu.)
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RE: Sharp PCG850 BASEn
(09202018 06:29 PM)Zaphod Wrote: I've been playing about with this and discovered the basic premise. That is pretty much what the Japanese manual says about how to use BASEn. For the 3rd option, it is actually calculating the 2's complement (which is essentially negation). You can also replace the program that is launched with the BASEn key. The latest version of the manual has a section (Section 3.5) which describes how to use BASEn. 

09202018, 06:45 PM
(This post was last modified: 09202018 06:47 PM by Zaphod.)
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RE: Sharp PCG850 BASEn
(09202018 06:38 PM)jwhsu Wrote: That is pretty much what the Japanese manual says about how to use BASEn. For the 3rd option, it is actually calculating the 2's complement (which is essentially negation). You can also replace the program that is launched with the BASEn key. The latest version of the manual has a section (Section 3.5) which describes how to use BASEn. Cool, I've never read the Jap version obviously. I'm struggling to keep up with the version changes on the manual ... and also keep up to date downloading that version change on several devices ... and getting time to read through the damn thing. I did do a search through with 'BASE' as my search term before posting and it came up with nothing?..., so I thought it just isn't in the manual.? 

09202018, 08:47 PM
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RE: Sharp PCG850 BASEn
(09202018 06:45 PM)Zaphod Wrote:(09202018 06:38 PM)jwhsu Wrote: That is pretty much what the Japanese manual says about how to use BASEn. For the 3rd option, it is actually calculating the 2's complement (which is essentially negation). You can also replace the program that is launched with the BASEn key. The latest version of the manual has a section (Section 3.5) which describes how to use BASEn. Could be you looked at an earlier version. I only posted the latest on (V3.0) 2 days ago. 

09202018, 09:52 PM
(This post was last modified: 09202018 09:53 PM by Zaphod.)
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RE: Sharp PCG850 BASEn
(09202018 08:47 PM)jwhsu Wrote: Could be you looked at an earlier version. I only posted the latest on (V3.0) 2 days ago. I'm sure I downloaded v3 earlier today at work, then searched for 'base' (I'm pretty sure I used the browser search (firefox)) and got 3 unrelated hits and I thought it just hadn't been covered as a result. Either that or I'm going mad 

09212018, 01:17 AM
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RE: Sharp PCG850 BASEn
(09202018 09:52 PM)Zaphod Wrote:(09202018 08:47 PM)jwhsu Wrote: Could be you looked at an earlier version. I only posted the latest on (V3.0) 2 days ago. Just tried searching through the browser (I used Safari). For some reason it only finds the first several of instances of base and misses the rest. Searching in Acrobat Reader finds all instances. Not sure why this is happening (problem with the browser PDF viewer)? So you're not going mad. 

08212019, 11:54 PM
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RE: Sharp PCG850 BASEn
(09212018 01:17 AM)jwhsu Wrote:(09202018 09:52 PM)Zaphod Wrote: I'm sure I downloaded v3 earlier today at work, then searched for 'base' (I'm pretty sure I used the browser search (firefox)) and got 3 unrelated hits and I thought it just hadn't been covered as a result. Desktop Safari defaults to complete match (equals) rather team partial match (contains) which could be it I guess? 

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