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Choices for a new calc
« on: April 24, 2017, 07:25:02 pm »
Ok, I'm heading off to college soon and am thinking of buying a new calc. I will probably get some version of the nSpire or ti89. I am looking for a good balance between math functions and programming abilities. It would be nice to know if some professors ban a certain calc. Speed doesn't play a big role but any programming restrictions would be nice. (I won't consider a calc that has only basic)
Does anyone have any comments on what I should choose?


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Re: Choices for a new calc
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 07:45:23 pm »
The Nspire CX, but make sure it can run Ndless first. It festures Lua, C, ASM, MicroPython, Squirrel and other languages. Basic on the CX sucks, though, compared to the 89, and neither calc has a significant userbase

The HP Prime is a nice alternative too. Its Basic rivals Axe and C in speed
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Re: Choices for a new calc
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 06:50:30 am »
The Nspire CX, but make sure it can run Ndless first. It festures Lua, C, ASM, MicroPython, Squirrel and other languages. Basic on the CX sucks, though, compared to the 89, and neither calc has a significant userbase
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Re: Choices for a new calc
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 04:05:17 pm »
Ah right, I tend to forget there are two kinds. I agree that the regular version is kinda obsolete now that the 84+CE is a thing, though.
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Re: Choices for a new calc
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 04:32:33 pm »
Don't forget new casio fx-cg50 is coming out too

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Re: Choices for a new calc
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 11:51:02 pm »
Yeah that's a good alternative too. Keep in mind, however, that if you can't understand C nor ASM and wanted something like Axe/ICE/Grammer, though, then forget about Casio calcs other than the fx-9860gII (which I bet will be discontinued soon anyway)
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Re: Choices for a new calc
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 08:42:26 am »
Ok, I'm heading off to college soon and am thinking of buying a new calc. I will probably get some version of the nSpire or ti89. I am looking for a good balance between math functions and programming abilities. It would be nice to know if some professors ban a certain calc. Speed doesn't play a big role but any programming restrictions would be nice. (I won't consider a calc that has only basic)
Does anyone have any comments on what I should choose?

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Re: Choices for a new calc
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 10:29:42 pm »
Doublepost, yay  :thumbsup:

Sorry to tell you but the calc is no longer available. looks like @Strontium was the first one contacting me ^^
This originally wasn't ment as a "whoever answers first will win" thingy but who cares.
One free calc for @Strontium. congrats to the winner.

Guess the next time it'll be either a TI nSphire CX CAS or a TI84+, we'll see.
(got a few calcs I havent used in ages and it'd be a waste if someone else would love to work on them)

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Re: Choices for a new calc
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2017, 11:54:19 pm »
Doublepost, yay  :thumbsup:

Sorry to tell you but the calc is no longer available. looks like @Strontium was the first one contacting me ^^
This originally wasn't ment as a "whoever answers first will win" thingy but who cares.
One free calc for @Strontium. congrats to the winner.

Guess the next time it'll be either a TI nSphire CX CAS or a TI84+, we'll see.
(got a few calcs I havent used in ages and it'd be a waste if someone else would love to work on them)

Edit: just realized shipping to USA isnt much cheaper than shipping to Canada x.x
But again same fee for up to 2kg. Anything else u wish for from Germany? ^^

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Re: Choices for a new calc
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 12:03:09 am »
I also believe that the HP Prime would be great for you. It's BASIC is really fast and is great for other functions as well. Plus it has CAS.

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Re: Choices for a new calc
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2017, 12:16:51 am »
Yeah I agree. The speed of some commands, especially polygons and graphics, is similar to CE C. Only for loops and stuff like that are on the slow side but even then a Mario game with parallax scrolling is feasible.
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Re: Choices for a new calc
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2017, 02:24:35 am »
Yeah I agree. The speed of some commands, especially polygons and graphics, is similar to CE C. Only for loops and stuff like that are on the slow side but even then a Mario game with parallax scrolling is feasible.
TIBASIC had the potential to be slightly faster, but the parser is kinda bodged together, TI doesn't have good programmers it seems <_<

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Re: Choices for a new calc
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2017, 06:09:52 am »
This is why some people wanted to make their own interpreter before (which happened recently on the fx-9860). It would be a considerable amount of work, although one could simply just rewrite the graphical commands and For loops, maybe. That said, it was still amazing to see what monochrome calcs could achieve without a single line of Axe/Grammer/xLIB/Celtic/ASM O.O

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