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HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Joseph Ec  11072013 Hi Friends, Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Patrice  11072013 It is a bug Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Joseph Ec  11072013 Hi Patrice,
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Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Tim Wessman  11072013 No, it is not a bug. Rather, it is showing you 4 digits after the first part of your value <0. It is a behavior that was tried for a while on a few calculators but due to nobody seeming to like it we will be changing in the future back to the "old" FIX behavior.
TW
Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Joseph Ec  11072013 Hi Tim, Thanks for explaining the issue, old fix is prefered.
Best regards!! Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Patrice  11072013 Looks like I missed the information about this and got stuck to the traditional display (HP41)
Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Geoff Quickfall  11072013 I too missed the memo, and now all makes sense! :)
Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Fred Lusk  11072013 Timeâ€¦why not both? I use FIXED most of the time on my HP42S, etc, but I sometime wish for a quasiSigFig display, which is what this apparently is. (I don't have a PRIME, so I can't be sure.) Edited: 7 Nov 2013, 1:04 p.m.
Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Timothy Roche  11072013 I would echo Fred's vote for keeping the "new" FIX number format in addition to the "old" FIX. It is similar in function to WP34s's number format ALL. The "new" FIX acting as a poorman's SigFig for decimal fractions is a welcome alternative that avoids scientific notation when it is not necessary. Of course you will need to find a better name than "new" FIX for it. Tim
Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Tim Wessman  11072013 How about being allowed to change the STD display format to specify a digits setting? STD 12 would be what it is now. STD 6 would only show 6 digits in a number but behave like the std does normally.
TW
Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Tim Wessman  11072013 Yeah, I think that started with the 20b (which was even before my time starting at HP).
TW
Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Geoff Quickfall  11072013 Yes, I like that idea, as long as I get fix control, I don't care where I find it, or what it is called.
Geoff
Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Timothy Roche  11072013 That would work fine. I vote yes for STD number format with desired displayed digits designation.
Tim
Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Mark Hardman  11072013 I don't think I like repurposing Standard for this mode. Standard shows all significant figures. This is more of a "Rounded" display mode that only shows n digits of precision regardless of the decimal point. Consider also what this mode would do to numbers greater than 1. For n=4
Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Timothy Roche  11072013 Mark I may be wrong. But I believe that Tim Wessman is suggesting to move the "new" FIX functionality to STD (with the addition of digit designation). If you investigate the existing "new" FIX number format (as it is now) you will find that it does not affect the number of displayed digits to the left of the radix character. Try it on your calculator or emulator. So your example table (altered to show how it would display using STD with n=4) would look like this:
For n=4
Tim
Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  htom trites jr  11072013 STD 4 would do better to show 123456. as 1235oo. , using o instead of 0 to indicate that rounding occurred. (123500. being shown if the display shows a nonrounded value.)
Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Wes Loewer  11082013 Fix should definitely show a "fixed" number of decimal places. Otherwise, if you use Fix 2 for money, then 5 cents comes out as 0.050 .
wes
Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Wes Loewer  11082013 Quote: It would be nice to have some sort of a Significant Digits mode, but I don't think it should be assigned to Standard. The word "Standard" does not describe what this feature would be doing.
wes
Re: HP PRIME: Fixed 4 number format 0.001000  Joseph Ec  11082013 Hi Friend,
With 4 decimal digits (std fix) Best regard
jose
