scientific calculator

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  1. IDANNY macrumors 6502a

    IDANNY

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    Dose anybody no a good scientific calculater. Mabey some sort of an emulater for the Ti-83 Plus.
    thanks in advance you guys always seem to help \





    thanks
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Well, for a very basic scientific calculator, just use the OSX included calculator, and switch it to the "advanced" mode. Combined with the paper tape to make things easier to see (display that, too), you have a basic set of exponential, trigonometric, and algebraic functions.

    For more power, there are many options, including emulators for beefy scientific calculators. Go to VersionTracker.com and do a search on "calculator" for dozens of options.
     
  3. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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    Re: scientific calculator

    For ease of use, get any HP RPN (Reverse Polish Notation) scientific calculator. The more complicated the calculations, the more you'll appreciate RPN's logic and simplicity.

    RPN = Think Different :)

    A Google search should also locate RPN programs to convert your Mac calculator.
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    PCalc is quite a good calculator and has a RPN mode, along with the typical programmer radix conversions.

    http://www.pcalc.com/

    The only thing I haven't seen is a programmable calculator, although I believe that there is a graphical shell for bc, the arbitrary precision programmable calculator in UNIX.
     
  5. db2guru macrumors newbie

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    RPN CALC

    Hunt down X48 and get a HP 48GX for Max OS X if you want a great RPN calculator. Free is tough to beat. Of course, as a HP bigot since the HP45 (which I still own) maybe I'm partial.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Re: RPN CALC

    As an owner of a plastic HP 48GX for several years, I really love the X48 emulated calculator. Alas, it seems to have disappeared from the 'Net. However, I still have it in my Dock and it serves me well. There are, however, other RPN calculators for MacOS X for those with the brains to do a simple search.
     
  7. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    there is probably a calculator for x11 you could use as well. i been meaning to look for one too. the calculator that comes with os x is pretty good though.
     
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Re: RPN CALC

    It was a sweet calculator for an engineer. I would have preferred the HP-16C but never had the money until after it was discontinued.

    I haven't liked RPN since I had to write a calculator in software to use it. :D
     
  9. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    Re: Re: RPN CALC

    well i know how you mac hackers like the RPN :p. i know a subset of the PPC assembly for a smaller processor, but that is beside the point. I have t-89 which i have been happy with for years, but no RPN for me :(
     
  10. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    Re: scientific calculator


    uh... i think you need a spell checker a lot worse than a calculator ;)
     

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