In a different thread, Paul Brogger mensioned the folowing:

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I just entered the first 254 bytes of what I remember of the Gettysburg Address into an "equation" in my 33s. (At 255 bytes, EQN mode stops taking input and objects.) I suppose I could enter many such equations into a program, with one byte consumed for each letter (upper case alphanumerics and function codes only, with no punctuation to speak of) and three bytes of overhead for each separate equation entered.

So the question is, what does this mean? Are we going to be forced into having relatively short equations? (Not that I would really want long ones, with the dreadful inability to edit the equation!) Or, transforming really big equations into RPN expressions (Horner's method where applicable)?

In my 32sii, I have no problem entering an expression with, say, 269 bytes into the equation list---of course I don't have enough room to solve it---but it will take the equation.

How many characters does 254 bytes work out to be in the 33s?

regards,

Bill

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