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HP Prime – Release Notes-----------------Date Released: 2016/04/14Internal Versions-----------------Firmware Version: 2016 04 14 (10077)Virtual Calculator Version: 2016 04 14 (10077)Connectivity Kit: 2016 04 14 (10077)Description-----------This release of the Prime Calculator firmware and associated PC software delivers significant new features and fixes outstanding issues. This document is not a complete list of all changes, but highlights specific items. All users of the HP Prime calculator are encouraged to upgrade for the best possible experience.Please back up your calculator before the update. Any existing data on the device will be wiped during the update process.New Functionality (Connectivity Kit)---------------------------------------1. Progress bars on each calculator in tree to show transfer status2. Calculator and content pane now dockable windows. Connkit will remember and restore position/state of all windows3. Network mapped working directories supported4. Ability to add plot backgrounds to graphing applications5. Proctor mode to automatically start exam mode on connection6. Improved polling and sending of response data back to classroom7. Invalid .hpprgm files will be attempted to load as plain text if possible. Will attempt to determine text encoding format8. Turned on IP networking for future usageNew Functionality (Virtual Calculator)--------------------------------------1. Added confirmation on emulator reset menu pressNew Functionality (Calculator Software)---------------------------------------1. Ability to manipulate functions in the Function appa. Change expressions into other formsb. Reposition and modify existing expressionsc. Cubics now also recognized in sketch and manipulation2. Use a picture for graph backgrounda. Choose from a built in image library, or add your ownb. Fit image to screen, or position at a specific Cartesian location3. Sketch a function directly in the Statistics 2Var App4. Recovered ~8MB of RAM for user use5. Improved interaction between CAS functions and HPPPL program. CAS functions can now access directly HPPPL local variables as expected6. Sequence app now allows N..N+1..N+2 form7. Gradian support for angle mode8. EQ function for exact equality test of list. EQ({1,2,3},{1,2,3}) -> 19. =CHOOSE(...) now makes a drop down selector in the spreadsheet10. LNAME function to extract variable names from home functions11. Added UNION function12. Support for jpg read/write. AFiles("file.jpg",[1-100]):=G013. Direct access to images stored as files. G1:=AFiles("myfile.jpg")14. Plot scatterplot/ode wizard in geometry app15. Added alpha blend to BLIT commands16. Added IFERR feature to enable access of the error value from the Ans variable on error17. Added support for alpha channel in PIXON commands18. Enhances PLOT-TABLE of Function, Polar, Parametric, and Sequence apps to bring up new G1,...,G9,TableSelection chooser for choosing what to copy where19. Option for split stems in stem leaf plot20. New backup manager. You can now create, archive and restore backups on your calculator directly from memory manager21. VERSION() can take an argument to return that part of version info22. TEXTOUT functions now return pixel coordinate of the end of the printed text.Resolved issues and changes excluding CAS-----------------------------------------1. Resolved issue with excess power drain while in exam mode and calculator was "off"2. Resolved issue with use of complex arguments for some drawing commands3. Resolved issue with certain RPN programs causing issues when called from stack4. Resolved issue where quadratic explorer SOLVE function will now return complex results5. Resolved issue with "Cannot find solution" with negative seed values7. Resolved issue in printing of complex with negative second component8. Resolved issue with color chooser in note screen9. Resolved issue with AVars accessing files from another application sometimes causing issues10. Resolved issue with "CAS." being appended in spreadsheet11. Resolved issue with declaring a LOCAL in home screen12. Resolved issue with calling ΠLIST with vector13. Resolved issues with SWAPROW/SWAPCOL14. Resolved issue with REPLACE on lists behaving inconsistently15. Resolved issue with INPUT choose lists and >9 items16. Resolved issues with SORT17. Resolved issue with summation rejecting non-integer values. Allows smooth plotting18. Resolved issue with small plot previews in home/CAS not using current app plot window19. Resolved issue with GETKEY working after third screen tap20. Resolved issue with lists and comparison operators21. Resolved issue with calling function such as DATEADD when named spreadsheet cell exists as "DATE"22. Resolved issue with DIFFERENCE and calling multiple lists as arguments23. Resolved issue with user app vars not showing in VARS menu24. Resolved issue with long hold on grid chooser not selecting item25. Resolved issue with exact() and approx() via [a b/c] key not setting Ans in CAS26. Resolved issue with fraction^power not displaying (fraction)^power for clarity27. Resolved issue with complex numbers and units needing ( ) for clarity28. Improved ITERATE command to allow up to 2^16 iterations29. Resolved issue where two parameter NORMALCDF behaving different in home/CAS. Now two params will give you the area for a standard normal between L/R ends30. Resolved issue where copying something like 1.5e-25/2 into command line in CAS from history did not do division template properly31. Resolved issue where stat 1var calculation with frequency when frequency sum was identical to 1 was throwing an error32. Resolved issue so that LOG(81,3) returns 4 and not 3.9999...33. Resolved issue with REPLACE expanding with strings, but not vectors34. Resolved issue with integration in programs not able to use local variables35. Resolved issue with Σ failing with local variables36. Pressing Esc from List/Matrix did not return to List/Matrix screen like Program/Notes behavior37. Resolved issue where [sto] was allowed as first character in home var name38. Resolved issue that prevented assigning a user variable a complex form polar in a program source39. Resolved issue where Linear Explorer SolveForSlope function did not have the order of arguments working as expected40. Resolved issue with Resid() and PredY() throwing an error if Med-Med was fit type41. Resolved issue where shift-copy would not allow copying of system help text42. Resolved issue where change of display format did not invalidate 2D expression cache resulting in stale number display43. Resolved issue where F1(X)=STUDENT(N,X) reports Signed Area as NaN. Fisher, and Chi will also now work as expected44. Resolved issue where program editor could misbehave and cause memory issues45. Resolved issue with memory leak when application had embedded PNG images46. Renamed "Rect" variable in Triangle Solver app to "TriType"47. Removed error check on proportion z interval to allow a negative confidence interval. - can be negative vs error48. Resolved issues with WAIT/GETKEY not responding as expected after 3rd screen touch.Resolved issues and changes in CAS----------------------------------1. Improved results for tan(pi/24)2. Resolved issue with display of int(sqrt(1/x-1),x,1/2,1) (sqrt(1/4) getting converted to sqrt(1)/4 on copy3. Improved printing of (e^2)^34. Fix for desolve([y'=[[1,2],[2,1]]*y+[x,x+1],y(0)=[1,2]])5. Fix for fsolve(x^3-3*x^2+4,x,-3..5)6. Support for gradians.7. Fix for solve(3 NTHROOT (2^(4*x-1))>=(2^(x-5))/(4 NTHROOT (16^x)))8. Fix for polynomial_regression(9. Resolved issue with "break" being parsed differently than "BREAK"10. Improved student_cdf for dof>=10011. Fix for limit((3*e^(2x)-12)/(e^(2x)-7*e^x+10),x,ln(2))12. Fix for forms like (sqrt(sqrt())13. Behavior change so that fsolve without guess now tries 0 if default bisection returns [ ]14. Fix for laplace([0,0],x,x) and a:=[[1,2,3],[4,5,6],[7,8,9]];[y0]:=desolve(y'=a*y and y(0)=[1,0,0]);15. Fix for solve(x^3=1.2e-15,x)16. Fix for ∂(∂(x^2*y^3,y),x)17. Enabled mod in parser as a synonym for irem (prefixed, MOD is infixed)18. Fix parsing of "return"19. Fix for int(abs(sin(2*pi*x)),x=0..1)20. Fix for sum(sum(1/(j+k),k,1,m),j,1,n))21. Make circle() work like circumcircle() when called with 3 args22. Modified implicitplot to returns a list instead of a sequence for hyperbola23. Fixes for ker and finite field factorization24. Fix for cfactor(2*x^3+x^2+x+1/2)25. Fix for solve((3*ABS(6-x)+2*ABS(3/2*x-5))=8,x)26. Fix for csolve(-256*p^5-128*p^4-16*p^3+2000*p^2+900*p+3233=0,p)27. Implicit multiplication warnings replaced by errors28. Fix in DELROW/DELCOL to eval second parameter29. Fix for int(1/(4+sin(3*x)),x,0,2)30. Add warning for (1+2)(3+4)31. Extend areas to support ellipse. e.g. area(ellipse(-1,1,2))32. Fix so simplify(sin(x-sin(x))') leaves unchanged33. Fix SVL for sym. matrices34. Fix for sum(legendre(j),j,0,3)35. Fixes for nested sqrt like normal(sqrt((1)-((5)*(sqrt(2)))))36. Fixes sum bug (-1)^(n+1) / n^2 and sum((-1)^(n+1)/n^4,n,1,inf)37. Modified geometric_cdf to be inclusive of lower bound38. Fix for assume(z>1000); sum(3^n*z^(-n),n,0,inf)39. Added Dirac support in ztrans

Wow, that is great to have alpha ability

Wow, what a stark contrast with your average Nspire update. I envy the HP calc community.

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