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jaqueh


Newbie


Joined: 15 Sep 2011
Posts: 3

Posted: 16 Sep 2011 12:05:15 am    Post subject:

I bought this calculator as a replacement for my ti89titanium that got lost in my school's 24 hour room on amazon because they were about 4x as cheap and 4x as fast and 4x as advanced, supposedly. This calculator really wants to be a computer, but i think that's why i bought a computer and not a second one when i needed a calculator. i really dont understand what the point of every gadget wanting to become a computer is.

Nonetheless, I really need to figure out a way to disable the calculators pretty print input ability, and i haven't found how i can do that. I appreciate with my 89 and this nspire that it gives me answers in pretty print format, BUT i really don't want to enter in a simple log or exponent in pretty print as it requires so many unnecessary steps with using the barely functional d-pad. For example, if i'm going to enter in (2^2)*4+9 i would enter it on my 89 exactly as i typed it, but on the nspire i need to hit 2^2*down arrow, make sure cursor isnt on the exponent line anymore, and then*4+9. HOW THE HECK CAN I MAKE THIS calculator behave like a calculator!?!? which is the reason i'm pretty sure why i bought it for!!!
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Techrocket9


Advanced Newbie


Joined: 07 Nov 2009
Posts: 62

Posted: 16 Sep 2011 01:04:09 am    Post subject:

[font="Times New Roman"]The nSpire does not have a plaintext fallback. However, in my opinion it is faster once you have gotten used to the flow of the device. Extremely common functions (like squaring) have dedicated buttons that clear the template for you, actually making it one fewer button press than the 89.

I agree, it is a departure from the 89, and there are probably some things that are somewhat worse, but over all I believe that it is a change for the better.
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jaqueh


Newbie


Joined: 15 Sep 2011
Posts: 3

Posted: 16 Sep 2011 01:33:53 am    Post subject:

Techrocket9 wrote:

[font="Times New Roman"]The nSpire does not have a plaintext fallback. However, in my opinion it is faster once you have gotten used to the flow of the device. Extremely common functions (like squaring) have dedicated buttons that clear the template for you, actually making it one fewer button press than the 89.

I agree, it is a departure from the 89, and there are probably some things that are somewhat worse, but over all I believe that it is a change for the better.



eh, another annoyance i have with the device is that theres no dedicated clear button, but instead it is a ctrl function of the backspace function.
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