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    Calculators revisited (TI-86, HP 48gx)
    From: Glendon
    Date: 2000 Dec 08, 10:33 PM

    Hi,
    I'm interested in a calculator for navigation.
    I've read through some of the recent archived discussion on
    calculators... and the discussion seems to come down to the TI pr the
    HP. The TI-86 seems favoured, perhaps because of input into this group
    from Starpath, and also/perhaps because Starpath's  program can
    apparently be loaded straight onto it. The TI is also slightly cheaper
    than the HP on eBay. Some questions.
    
    I wonder if people have views on the relative merits of the TI vs the HP
    as calculators in their own right.
    
    The HP seems to have a  much wider repository of freely available
    programs (see for example  hpcalc.org and in particular
    http://hpcalc.org/hp48/science/astronomy/  ) including an
    almanac....which I reckon I might be able to use to  build up into my
    own navigational package. There doesn't seem to be any equivalent for
    the TI. Anybody got any experience in trying to carry the logic of HP
    programs into TI?
    
    Any thought appreciated
    
    Lee
    

       
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