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I use APCalc on my Handspring Visor daily, but I'm afraid that I won't
be able to use it when I sit for my PE test next fall. 

I guess I should find an alternate calculator to get used to.  I've
tried HP's, but I still don't like RPN.  I guess I could get a Texas
Instrument like I used in my high school calc class.  On second thought,
I still may have it around somewhere...


-----Original Message-----
From: chuckuc [mailto:chuckuc(--nospam--at)pacbell.net] 
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 1:05 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Who needs scientific calculators now?


We went to the moon & back with slide rules & adding machines; I 
resisted RPN for 20 years. But Christopher is correct IMHO; HP's RPN is 
joy (& time saver) to use. Do yourself a favor & try it.
C. Utzman, P.E.

G Vishwanath wrote:

>Ref: The number of posts on "Favourite Calculator
>Bites the dust"
>
>Who needs such advanced calculators any more?
>
>I make do with a basic model, (four functions plus one
>memory) and it meets my modest needs almost all the
>time.
>
>On the rare occasions when I need to do more than what
>my present calculator can do, I used to pull out my
>sceintific calculator, but of late, I find it easier
>to click on the Excel Icon on my desktop.
>
>I work at my desk, not in the field and my desktop is
>always in front of me.
>A simple mouse click opens up the best calculator in
>the world. Easy to use even for the fat fingered. Easy
>to store the numbers already entered, easy to edit
>them, and with access to nearly every conceivable
>function that an engineer is likely to need.
>
>Neither Casio nor HP or Texas Instruments can beat
>beat Excel as a calculator though Excel is admittedly
>for more than a mere calculator.
>
>Am I an exception?
>
>Regards
>G Vishwanath
>Bangalore, India
>
>
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