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Inputting HEX numbers on a 35S - Steve Myers - 07-28-2007

Maybe I'm missing something simple here (hope so), but ..
How does one prompt for HEX numbers in a program with the 35S?

I want to write some programs to try and add some of the functionality of my 16C, but can't get this to work.

If I prompt for a number, then try to append BASE 6, I get INVALID DATA. Doesn't matter if I'm in HEX or DEC mode, it still errors.

I can't believe that the only way to do this is to have enter the number then BASE 6 everytime I need to work with a HEX number in a program...

Re: Inputting HEX numbers on a 35S - Don Shepherd - 07-28-2007

Well, I tried it on mine, and you are right! You can't "program" the h, you've got to enter it with the number by using Base 6. Crappy!

Re: Inputting HEX numbers on a 35S - Steve Myers - 07-29-2007

Well, in the chance that maybe HP does read these forums, I have just one small request.

Please release a simulator of the next calculator before releasing the design to China so these problems can be fixed before mass production.

I don't think that in doing so HP jeopardizes any sales of its calculators because most all buyers of this type of product are not going to settle for running it on a PC, but people will point out the major flaws like this one in the firmware.

BASE problems like this one are deal-breakers for people like me.

I know there are going to be quite a few happy used HP sellers on EBay...