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Programming Handheld Calculators
09-13-2015, 11:13 AM
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Programming Handheld Calculators
Programming Handheld Calculators
A reminiscence about programming in the era before personal computers
by Paul Lutus

There was an earlier thread: HP 65/25 shout-out in interview with Paul Lutus

I've added the three programs mentioned in the article to the HP Software Libraries:
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Thomas
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09-13-2015, 01:56 PM
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RE: Programming Handheld Calculators
(09-13-2015 11:13 AM)Thomas Klemm Wrote:  Programming Handheld Calculators
A reminiscence about programming in the era before personal computers
by Paul Lutus

There was an earlier thread: HP 65/25 shout-out in interview with Paul Lutus

I've added the three programs mentioned in the article to the HP Software Libraries:
Cheers
Thomas

Thanks for sharing these Thomas. The HP-25 article brought back fond memories of my first programmable machine. Though I wrote lots of programs for my 25C, spaceflight was never one of them. I believe that first happened with a PPC article/program for the 41C. I skipped the 67 back then, but have corrected that omission in recent years.

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09-13-2015, 04:37 PM
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RE: Programming Handheld Calculators
(09-13-2015 11:13 AM)Thomas Klemm Wrote:  Programming Handheld Calculators
A reminiscence about programming in the era before personal computers
by Paul Lutus

There was an earlier thread: HP 65/25 shout-out in interview with Paul Lutus

I've added the three programs mentioned in the article to the HP Software Libraries:
Cheers
Thomas

Very nice programs. Thank you for giving the links.

I tried the Solar calculator on my HP-67. It calculates declination with nice approximation +- 1/2 degree or so. It cannot be used for astronomical navigation, but for knowing when to get up for sunrise.

I compared the results with Mike Stefanski's Nj.exe at

http://www.kowoma.de/gps/astronav/nautjahrbuch.php

This program has an excellent accuracy and when having a look to its mathematics, it never can be entered into a vintage handheld calculator. BTW I ported this old DOS Pascal program to a VS2013 C# application last week

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09-13-2015, 04:47 PM
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RE: Programming Handheld Calculators
(09-13-2015 11:13 AM)Thomas Klemm Wrote:  Programming Handheld Calculators
A reminiscence about programming in the era before personal computers
by Paul Lutus

There was an earlier thread: HP 65/25 shout-out in interview with Paul Lutus

I've added the three programs mentioned in the article to the HP Software Libraries:
Cheers
Thomas

Thanks!
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09-13-2015, 05:32 PM (This post was last modified: 09-13-2015 11:34 PM by Steve Simpkin.)
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Well that brings back fond memories. The program that Paul Lutus submitted to Popular Electronics magazine (Space Flight) really fired my imagination with what could be done with a programmable calculator. I had been saving for almost two years and was already planning to buying my HP-25 in June 1977 on my 16th birthday. This article in Popular Electronics (which came out in May) just added to the fever. After I bought my HP-25 I ended up playing with Paul's program for hours plotting the orbits around various sized planets. Looking back it was a magical time in my life.
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09-13-2015, 05:55 PM
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Nice, thank you Thomas.

However a couple images courtesy MoHPC, not Hewlett-Packard... ;)

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09-16-2015, 11:31 AM (This post was last modified: 09-16-2015 11:31 AM by Katie Wasserman.)
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