OT: Using "DISP" function on Commodore S-61 Statistician



#2

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!


#3

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/


#4

Sorry disregaed my other post. I thought you needed a manual. I should read the whole post before I jump in.

#5

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.


#6

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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