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 ▼ GBarins Junior Member Posts: 1 Threads: 1 Joined: Jan 1970 11-29-2006, 05:11 PM Could someone please advise me on the following: Seek information on how to use the "DISP" (Display) function on Commodore S-61 Statistician for setting the number of significant digits. If I follow instructions on page 14 of the instruction manual and execute the specified set of key-strokes, the result is not as described in the manual. For example, if I need 4 digits after the decimal point and execeture the following four key-stroke sequence: "F DISP . 4" the display shows “0.4” instead of the original calculation truncated to 4 digits after the decimal point. Any suggestions or advice where else to post this question? Many thanks! ▼ Charles Oxford Member Posts: 95 Threads: 17 Joined: Oct 2006 11-29-2006, 06:50 PM If it's not HP or TI Katie probably has it. She posted her site url here a couple of days ago. Here it is again and the S61 is there http://www.wass.net/manuals/ ▼ Charles Oxford Member Posts: 95 Threads: 17 Joined: Oct 2006 11-29-2006, 06:53 PM Sorry disregaed my other post. I thought you needed a manual. I should read the whole post before I jump in. Dave Shaffer (Arizona) Posting Freak Posts: 776 Threads: 25 Joined: Jun 2007 11-29-2006, 09:12 PM I don't have the manual, but I wonder if you should have the decimal point in your procedure. It seems to me that it would be more sensible to use "F DISP 4" to set 4 digits of decimal display, whereas the decimal point might well stop the DISP effort and simply display .4 as you (unknowingly) requested. ▼ Katie Wasserman Posting Freak Posts: 1,477 Threads: 71 Joined: Jan 2005 11-29-2006, 09:27 PM According to the manuals, both the S-61 and M-55 have two DISP functions. DISP n will give n significant digits in total, while DISP . n will give n decimal places, I only have the N-60 so can't test this. Although the N-60 (Navigator) is in the same Commodore series it doesn't have either DISP function -- I guess that pilots always want the maximum number of digits displayed! :)

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