First non-RPN calculator in Nonpareil



#2

Thanks to a ROM image and code provided by HrastProgrammer, Nonpareil will soon support its first non-RPN calculator, the TI-57.

Since non-RPN calculators (even the HP-01 and HP-10) aren't really consistent with the name Nonpareil, I've decided to put them into an optional "downgrade pack".

I'm not sure whether the TI-57 will make it into the next release, which I'm trying to finish up this month. If not, it will be in the following release.


#3

I'm looking forward to the next release.

While it is true that I would probably only use the RPN models, I wouldn't necessarily regard the simulation of a non RPN calculator as a 'downgrade'...

Mike T.


#4

It's a downgrade pack because once you install it, the name "Nonpareil" is technically no longer applicable.


#5

Quote:
the name "Nonpareil" is technically no longer applicable.

OK, I'll bite. :-) What does that name stand for anyway?

#6

Totally agree!

Nonpareil means unique, unmatched, 'sans pair', etc...

It would be kinda heresy including TI calcs simulations in the official Nonpareil package. Nevertheless, a separate package with some TI calculators would be much appreciated as some of us here had one of these (My first programmable calculator was in fact a TI-59. I had also a TI-51-III and an LCD TI-57 - display and chips available for free, if someone is interested).

Regards,

Gerson.

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six point (dated)

adjective
peerless: having no equal

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