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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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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.
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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