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programmable calculator

[prō′gram·ə·bəl ′kal·kyə‚lād·ər]
(computer science)
An electronic calculator that has some provision for changing its internal program, usually by inserting a new magnetic card on which the desired calculating program has been stored.

programmable calculator

A limited-function computer capable of working with only numbers and not alphanumeric data.
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One does not need a programmable calculator to tell you that that is a staggering amount of debt.
This editorial seeks to dispel, or at least to acknowledge, some of the obstacles that may prevent laboratories from using third-party tools for calculations, such as a PC-based programmable calculator. There are several likely obstacles that supervisors and staff will face, including potential technologic or logistic hurdles and validation requirements.
As a scientific programmable calculator, users can switch between Reverse Polish Notation (RPN) and algebraic entry-system logic at any time.
An algebra student with a programmable calculator retrieved the equations he needed to work the problems on a test.
Epidemiologic Analysis with a Programmable Calculator. 2nd ed.
The developers of the original instrument have themselves recognized some of the tool's limitations: as originally conceived, the instrument required use of a programmable calculator, and at least one of the ECG variables (ST-segment "straightening") represented a fairly subjective assessment.[1] Users can circumvent the need for access to a programmable calculator or computer by using cards that present the scoring system in an easy-to-use tabular format (the system used by Green and Mehr).
If a computer or programmable calculator is available, a compound-function rule can be used to generate pairs of numbers and the class can try to predict outputs given particular inputs.
Chapter 4, which discusses CAD techniques, presents 14 easy-to-program design examples of passive components using an HP-41C programmable calculator. The author's thorough understanding of computers, work stations and MMIC design tools is shown.
"Calculate KVAR and Power-Factor with a Programmable Calculator," Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning, Sept.
This scientific, programmable calculator can also display graphics, but is most distinguished by its ability to serve double-duty as an LCD panel.
A small system can consist of only a programmable calculator and a free program copied from medical or pharmaceutical journals.
At last report, the price for this software was $55, and it was available only for the Apple II + and the Texas Instruments TI-59 hand-held programmable calculator.

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