HMS commands - Printable Version +- HP Forums (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum) +-- Forum: HP Museum Forums (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum/forum-1.html) +--- Forum: Old HP Forum Archives (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum/forum-2.html) +--- Thread: HMS commands (/thread-252864.html) HMS commands - Geoff Quickfall - 10-14-2013 In an app/program I want to inputs the hexagesimal number 2.3 (02:30) and then convert it to decimal (2.5) I see how to do this in home or cas using ->HMS(2'30") or HMS->(2'30"). But how do I make an INPUT command imbedded in the program to convert 2.30 (hrs.min) into 2.5 (decimal). That is using old terms: ```2.5 (2 hours decimal 5) ENTER ->HMS 2.3 (2 hours 30 minutes) Or 2.3 (2 hours 30 minutes) HMS-> 2.5 (2 hours decimal 5) ``` Thanks! Edited: 14 Oct 2013, 1:43 a.m. Re: HMS commands - R. Pienne - 10-14-2013 What type of machine are you using? Re: HMS commands - Marcus von Cube, Germany - 10-14-2013 I'm pretty sure Geoff is asking for a solution on the Prime. Re: HMS commands - Geoff Quickfall - 10-14-2013 Yes, having trouble asking for an input on a program in a simple dceimal time representing a hexagesimal number. best explained with an example: Old school: ```KEY PRESS DISPLAY 2.30 2.30 HR (HMS->) 2.50 This involves four keystrokes. ``` Converting back an forth was easy. Now to convert it is: ```HMS->(2'30") 2.5 This involves nine keystrokes! ``` So in a nutshell I want the program to prompt for a hexagesimal number in the form of the old school format '2.3' and convert that to '2.5' decimal format. At the moment I need to input '2.3' by invoking the hexagesimal shift key and inputting with the tags, degrees, minutes and seconds. Or is there a simple HMS command, (can't find it). Cheers, Geoff Re: HMS commands - Tim Wessman - 10-14-2013 There is an HMS-> and ->HMS. Easiest way to get them for use in your program is look under the "more" category in your CMDS menu button in the editor. If you mean readily available in a menu somewhere for use inside the input box, then no. However, there is a template item specifically for entering without needing to do shift a b/c over and over. Look in the template key (the "C" button) down in the bottom right. TW Edited: 14 Oct 2013, 5:02 p.m. Re: HMS commands - Geoff Quickfall - 10-14-2013 thanks Tim, i can't say it enough, i haven't had this much fun programming since the 25, 65, 67, 41C series, 71B. Never caught on to RPL as much but this is addictive. "If you mean readily available in a menu somewhere for use inside the input box, then no" thats what i was trying to do ;-O Yes I see the HMS functions, just trying to be lazy and make the code do the work. Edited: 14 Oct 2013, 5:36 p.m. Re: HMS commands - Tim Wessman - 10-14-2013 Well, glad you are having fun. Keep poking holes in things and hopefully it will give us more ways to make it better.