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Old 06-18-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
Arty Ziff
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Calculator Recommendations


I'm looking for recommendations for my next calculator.

My HP 41cv, purchased in 1982 for $450, built in Corvallis Oregon, it has died an unrecoverable death.

I *require* RPN, so HP is probably the only choice, and I'm OK with that.

I do *not* need a graphing calculator, but I do use it for engineering purposes, not financial (the HP financial calculators are legendary).

While I do not need graphing, I'm not avoiding it, I just don't need it.

So....

What are most serious calculator users liking these days?

Remember, for me RPN is an absolute requirement.

- THANKS
 
Old 06-18-2011, 11:17 PM   #2
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You can pick up any Android device in the form factor you prefer, and run pretty much any RPN calculator you want, even the HP 41cv. Run one, run them all.

Oh, and Android devices do a lot more too.
 
Old 06-19-2011, 05:19 AM   #3
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See:
http://www.google.com/search?q=RPN+c...tbm=shop&hl=en
They're all HP, so yeah, get another HP.
 
Old 06-19-2011, 09:42 PM   #4
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See:
http://www.google.com/search?q=RPN+c...tbm=shop&hl=en
They're all HP, so yeah, get another HP.
Indeed they are. Not equal. Which do you prefer?
 
Old 06-20-2011, 04:51 AM   #5
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I prefer graphing calculators, but if you say you don't need graphing or financial I would get the 35S (maybe the pro version). Just make sure it has all the functions you need.
 
Old 07-03-2013, 09:28 AM   #6
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Amazing, full featured WP-34S runs on Linux, Windoze and MacOS

WP-34S is possibly the best non-graphical calculator you can have.
See a picture of it here. An image tells more than a thousand words.
  • You can run the WP-34S emulator in Linux, Windoze and MacOS.
    Simply download the emulator and run it, for free. Amazing!
  • You can also buy the real thing and have it in your pocket
    You will receive an HP-30S modified with the WP-34S firmware.
  • If you are adventurous, you can also make your own RPN calculator
    There are flash tools for Linux, Windoze and MacOS here].

Documentation:
 
Old 07-03-2013, 11:21 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Arty Ziff View Post
I'm looking for recommendations for my next calculator.

My HP 41cv, purchased in 1982 for $450, built in Corvallis Oregon, it has died an unrecoverable death.

I *require* RPN, so HP is probably the only choice, and I'm OK with that.

I do *not* need a graphing calculator, but I do use it for engineering purposes, not financial (the HP financial calculators are legendary).

While I do not need graphing, I'm not avoiding it, I just don't need it.

So....

What are most serious calculator users liking these days?

Remember, for me RPN is an absolute requirement.

- THANKS


You might get a Pandora, you can as well install Debian and use RPN tools

Under Debian, you may find fantastic RPN tools, herewith one.

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Old 07-03-2013, 03:10 PM   #8
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seeing as this thread was started in June of 2011
and it is NOW July of 2013 !!!!!

i think the OP has bought a new calc in the last 2 years
 
Old 07-03-2013, 03:44 PM   #9
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True, John, this is an old thread, but since it popped up, I'll mention that the old HP-16C Programmer's Calculator was my favorite RPN calculator of all time. It had a great layout, only the essential functions (for my purposes anyway), and was durable and sturdy. I had two of them, one at home, one at work. Sadly, one was stolen, and I lost one in a move.
 
Old 07-05-2013, 10:06 AM   #10
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And I'll mention the RPN MIDP Calc that I've been using for a couple of years now - who needs* Android when a cheap old Java 'phone will do?


*The question "who wants Android?" may, of course, have a different answer.
 
Old 07-03-2021, 04:46 PM   #11
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Just buy another HP41 or upgrade it.

HP41CL is the latest upgraded version (old box; new electronic inside).
So, just send your defect HP41 to https://www.thecalculatorstore.com then ask them to put the new electronic inside. Thats it.
You are happy again.
 
Old 07-03-2021, 05:41 PM   #12
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ten year old thread

"Remember, for me RPN is an absolute requirement."
check out
https://nonpareil.brouhaha.com/

for a desktop virtual calculator
 
Old 07-09-2021, 05:44 PM   #13
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ten year old thread
I know. But ten year ago I was not looking at my HP41CV because I was depressed of the weird old storage method. Now, several years later, you can can store any HP41CV program on a PC via Pyilper or other. Old threads have solutions now. years later.
And perhaps the refresh of such thread will make thinking people here to connect again their HP41 with their linux PC. Old love is forever a love...
 
Old 07-13-2021, 01:17 PM   #14
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Funny. The University made me buy a specific make & model, so the lecturers could guide folks. I did because I was compliant. Then I did some basic sum (a trignometry thing), and it got the sum wrong. That gave me a second reason to buy it - to be as wrong s the lecturers!
 
Old 07-14-2021, 12:20 PM   #15
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I remember my first calculator back in the 1970s, a big HP with clicky buttons and a battery charger, that replaced my logarithm tables. I did have a slide rule but I never really got to grips with that.
 
  


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