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+ | ====== WP-34s Overview ====== | ||

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+ | **Note:** A very comprehensive and well written manual is part of the wp34s package and can be downloaded separately from [[http://sourceforge.net/projects/wp34s/files/doc/|the sourceforge doc folder.]] I'm fililng out this page just to give those unfamiliar with the project a quick overview of the functionality provided by the WP-34s. | ||

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+ | For those familiar with HP calculators of yor, Paul and Walter sum it up best in the manual: | ||

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+ | > The WP 34S function set is based on the famous HP-42S RPN Scientific, the most powerful programmable RPN calculator built so far. We expanded this set, incorporating the functionality of the renowned programmer‘s calculator HP-16C, the fraction mode of the HP-32SII, probability distributions as featured by the HP-21S, and added many more useful functions for mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, programming, like: | ||

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+ | > * Euler's Beta function, Fibonacci numbers, Lambert's W (all of these in real and complex domains), the error function, incomplete regularized Beta and Gamma, Riemann‘s Zeta, the most popular orthogonal polynomials, testing for primality, | ||

+ | > * many statistical distributions and their inverses like Poisson, Binomial, Geometric as well as Cauchy-Lorentz, Exponential, Logistic, Weibull for reliability analysis, Lognormal and Gaussian with arbitrary means and standard deviations, | ||

+ | > * programmable sums and products, first and second derivatives, | ||

+ | > * extended date and time calculations based on a real time clock, | ||

+ | > * integer computing in arbitrary bases from binary to hexadecimal, | ||

+ | > * financial operations like mean rate of return and margin calculations, | ||

+ | > * 80 conversions, mainly between universal SI and old Imperial units, | ||

+ | > * 50 fundamental physical constants as precise as known today by national standards institutes like NIST or PTB, plus some more out of mathematics, astronomy, and surveying, | ||

+ | > * complete Greek and extended Latin letter fonts covering many languages on this planet (upper and lower case in two font sizes each). | ||

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+ | For the uninitiated (to HP calculators) this means the WP-34s supports the following: | ||

+ | * Reverse Polish Notation - does **not** support chain or algebraic mode. | ||

+ | * logarithmic and trigonometric functions, including their hyperbolic and inverse functions. | ||

+ | * statistics: sum, mean, standard deviation and many other functions | ||

+ | * RPN keystroke programmable à la HP-41 - over 500 steps - numeric and/or alpha labels, more than 3000 steps burnable into flash banks. | ||

+ | * probability functions: x!, combinations, permutations etc.. | ||

+ | * conversion between degrees, radians and gradians; rectangular and polar co-ordinates, decimal and hours:minutes:seconds; binary, octal, decimal and hex, decimal, fractions and improper fractions, not to mention some 80 unit convsions. | ||

+ | * Equation solver - finds f(x) = 0 | ||

+ | * Numeric integration and 1st and 2nd derivative. | ||

+ | * Binary, octal or hexadecimal arithmetic. | ||

+ | * Most functions support complex numbers. | ||

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+ | Continue on to the [[34s:repurposing_project|WP-34s repurposing project]] | ||

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