Poll: Which two functions do you prefer?This poll is closed. % 14 15.91% Δ% 35 39.77% x! 39 44.32% Total 88 votes 100%
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 WP 31S Poll
03-11-2014, 09:18 PM (This post was last modified: 03-11-2014 09:20 PM by walter b.)
Post: #1
 walter b On Vacation Posts: 1,957 Joined: Dec 2013
WP 31S Poll
Hi everybody,

We have three functions competing for two shifted locations top right of the WP 31S. Those functions are %, Δ%, and x! - the easiest way to decide the race is calling you to the polling stations. So please ... two (2) votes per person. The poll runs for 120h starting NOW.

d:-)
03-11-2014, 09:29 PM
Post: #2
 Bit Member Posts: 265 Joined: Jan 2014
RE: WP 31S Poll
(03-11-2014 09:18 PM)walter b Wrote:  We have three functions competing for two shifted locations top right of the WP 31S. Those functions are %, Δ%, and x! - the easiest way to decide the race is calling you to the polling stations. So please ... two (2) votes per person.

x! and Δ%

Maybe I'm missing some important use case here, but my guess is that most users of scientific calculators have a very good understanding of fractions and percentages and consequently have little need for a shortcut like a % operator. I personally always found it more burdensome to remember the precise behavior of % than to do any calculation without it.

Also x! really shouldn't be hidden in a menu in my opinion.
03-12-2014, 03:32 PM
Post: #3
 David Hayden Senior Member Posts: 461 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: WP 31S Poll
I voted for % and x!.

Calculating percentages is a so common that I think it deserves a place on the keyboard. Yes it's simple, but it's so common that I think it's worth putting on the keyboard.

It's harder for me to justify x!. Just personal preference I suppose.

Dave
03-12-2014, 03:57 PM
Post: #4
 Harald Senior Member Posts: 807 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: WP 31S Poll
(03-11-2014 09:18 PM)walter b Wrote:  Hi everybody,

We have three functions competing for two shifted locations top right of the WP 31S. Those functions are %, Δ%, and x! - the easiest way to decide the race is calling you to the polling stations. So please ... two (2) votes per person. The poll runs for 120h starting NOW.

d:-)

The only possible reason for using % and Δ% can be saving keystrokes. Δ% probably saves more than %, so I voted for that and x!
03-13-2014, 12:59 PM
Post: #5
 Shawn Gibson Junior Member Posts: 34 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: WP 31S Poll
(03-11-2014 09:18 PM)walter b Wrote:  Hi everybody,

We have three functions competing for two shifted locations top right of the WP 31S. Those functions are %, Δ%, and x! - the easiest way to decide the race is calling you to the polling stations. So please ... two (2) votes per person. The poll runs for 120h starting NOW.

d:-)

X! and Δ%, I can come up with % fairly easily.
03-13-2014, 01:08 PM
Post: #6
 walter b On Vacation Posts: 1,957 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: WP 31S Poll
To whom it may concern: Your vote will only be counted when (and if) you vote Any post you write in this matter will not be counted.

d:-)
03-14-2014, 09:07 AM
Post: #7
 Harald Senior Member Posts: 807 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: WP 31S Poll
(03-13-2014 01:08 PM)walter b Wrote:  Any post you write in this matter will not be counted.

d:-)

No, but it might influence others ;-)
03-19-2014, 04:07 PM
Post: #8
 walter b On Vacation Posts: 1,957 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: WP 31S Poll
The result is self-explanatory. You'll see a corresponding WP 31S soon - incl. working UNDO

d:-)
03-22-2014, 01:52 PM
Post: #9
 Eddie W. Shore Senior Member Posts: 1,590 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: WP 31S Poll
Glad to see x! won.
03-22-2014, 02:42 PM
Post: #10
 Marcel Samek Member Posts: 54 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: WP 31S Poll
(03-22-2014 01:52 PM)Eddie W. Shore Wrote:  Glad to see x! won.

More people voted against x! than for it.
03-22-2014, 04:03 PM
Post: #11
 walter b On Vacation Posts: 1,957 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: WP 31S Poll
(03-22-2014 02:42 PM)Marcel Samek Wrote:
(03-22-2014 01:52 PM)Eddie W. Shore Wrote:  Glad to see x! won.

More people voted against x! than for it.

Logically not true. Everybody had two votes.

d:-)
03-22-2014, 06:22 PM (This post was last modified: 03-22-2014 06:22 PM by Marcel Samek.)
Post: #12
 Marcel Samek Member Posts: 54 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: WP 31S Poll
(03-22-2014 04:03 PM)walter b Wrote:  Logically not true. Everybody had two votes.

True. I suppose you could have asked "which of these do you wish to leave out" and then we would have had no winners, just an unambiguous loser.

M.
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