HP Prime - Spreadsheet obscurity



#2

What is the difference between the two options when i want to name a cell "price"?

1. Format -> Name -> price

2. ="price"


#3

Quote:
What is the difference between the two options when i want to name a cell "price"?

1. Format -> Name -> price

2. ="price"

The first option ties a name to that cell, so that you can refer to it elsewhere by name instead of by row & column. E.g. If A1 is named "price" and has a value of 5.95, then you can type =price*1.08 into cell A2 and get A1's value plus 8%.

The second options merely sets the value (not the name) of the cell to "price". Can't do much with that.


#4

o.k. thank you. that means that i basically can forget the "=" rule or is there a reasonable use of the "=" operation?


#5

Quote:
o.k. thank you. that means that i basically can forget the "=" rule or is there a reasonable use of the "=" operation?

The = matters! You need to use it whenever you want a cell to change automatically based on what other cells are doing. For example, type 100 in A1. Now type A1+5 in A2. You'll see A2 say 105, of course. But now change A1 to 200. You might expect A2 to automatically turn into 205, but it doesn't, because the expression 'A1+5' isn't stored in A2, just the result of the original calculation, which was 105.

But now type =A1+5 into cell A2. Then change A1, and watch A2 automatically change. Cool, huh? Almost as much fun as VisiCalc on the HP-75!

Hope that helps!


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  AFTER HP-Prime update, AA1000 DOES NOT CLEAR THE SPREADSHEET Joseph Ec 0 128 12-06-2013, 11:28 PM
Last Post: Joseph Ec
  HP Prime: =f(x):=expression in spreadsheet app CR Haeger 1 155 12-05-2013, 07:53 AM
Last Post: cyrille de Brébisson
  HP Prime Spreadsheet Copy bug Michael de Estrada 1 183 12-03-2013, 11:34 PM
Last Post: Walter B
  HP Prime: How do I insert/delete a column/row in a spreadsheet ? Michael de Estrada 3 239 11-20-2013, 10:01 PM
Last Post: Michael de Estrada
  HP Prime - spreadsheet import bluesun08 1 157 11-19-2013, 03:21 PM
Last Post: CR Haeger
  MS advert shows spreadsheet with obvious error BruceH 3 216 11-14-2013, 09:50 AM
Last Post: Bill (Smithville, NJ)
  HP Prime - CAS functions in Spreadsheet App CR Haeger 6 299 11-11-2013, 12:37 AM
Last Post: Michael de Estrada
  HP Prime - Spreadsheet lacks bluesun08 2 167 11-10-2013, 03:44 PM
Last Post: bluesun08
  HP Prime - more than a spreadsheet app so far CR Haeger 0 106 11-08-2013, 03:45 PM
Last Post: CR Haeger
  PRIME Spreadsheet RPN Problem Dougggg 5 250 10-24-2013, 11:46 PM
Last Post: Han

Forum Jump: