hp 50g Programming


Is there a way to set the 50g so when you program the program lines stay uniform instead of just becoming one big paragraph . Maybe there an editor out there that can be used ?


Hello David,

the only possibility I know is: to write the program in a string and store it as a string, then the formatting stays without changes.

But before running you have to convert the string with STR-> and use EVAL.


Edited: 16 Jan 2013, 2:41 p.m.


Strings sounds like a good idea. Maybe changing the font size may help.

Don't forget to add line breaks (right shift, decimal point button) - I found them tp help... if not perfectly.

Hope this helps,


Edited: 16 Jan 2013, 6:07 p.m.


I tend to compose my programs from lots of small ones. It doesn't get out of hand then and no complicated editing scenarios are required.

As for management, I keep each program to less than a screen if possible.


If it's long enough to worry about formatting, then I compose the program on my PC and upload it to the calculator. Not only do you get to preserve formatting that way but also comments.

For UserRPL I use HP User Edit. Note that the program is normally in Spanish but you can get English language files.

For SystemRPL I use Debug4x. I think it can do UserRPL also but I just haven't taken the time to figure it out.


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