MicroPython on Casio fx-CG50 Questions?

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MicroPython on Casio fx-CG50 Questions?

Post by TomL12953 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:32 am

Does anyone know where I'd go to ask questions about MicroPython on the Casio fx-CG50 calculator?

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Re: MicroPython on Casio fx-CG50 Questions?

Post by jimmo » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:00 am

Worth trying here!

If nothing else, I'm curious to learn more about what it's like! (Fond memories of writing BASIC on my TI-86, must be pretty neat to be able to use MicroPython)

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Re: MicroPython on Casio fx-CG50 Questions?

Post by Roberthh » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:21 am

This is also an interesting device: https://www.numworks.com/
Although, for pocket calculators I stick to HP and RPN

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Re: MicroPython on Casio fx-CG50 Questions?

Post by ghayne » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:40 am

Roberthh wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:21 am
This is also an interesting device: https://www.numworks.com/
Although, for pocket calculators I stick to HP and RPN
That does look interesting, the price is reasonable too. I only use RPN after owning a HP41C many years ago. Today I use an Android app.

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Re: MicroPython on Casio fx-CG50 Questions?

Post by Roberthh » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:05 am

There is a wonderful Android (and Linux, Windows, even Mac) app called free42, which emulates the HP42 with it's 32 digit precision, and there is the HP42 re-build called DM42 from swiss micros. I had an HP42 once, but the keypad broke.

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Re: MicroPython on Casio fx-CG50 Questions?

Post by torwag » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:57 pm

Just to make it even more OT:

There is droid48 on Android to completely emulate an HP48G....

I can see the fun factor of running micropython on a calculator, but can't see a real use of programming on the calculator.
It might have it's case when you have to repeatedly rerun the same calculus, over and over again, but then, this might have been the case in the 1990 but nowadays where a laptop is not far away... is it really that useful anymore?

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Re: MicroPython on Casio fx-CG50 Questions?

Post by Roberthh » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:15 pm

I can see the fun factor of running micropython on a calculator, but can't see a real use of programming on the calculator.
That's true. And if you are up for a small device, a smart phone with Python is more capable.
But still I'm using my small calculators. Single purpose, always ready to use. Especially my old HP16C is very useful.

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Re: MicroPython on Casio fx-CG50 Questions?

Post by pythoncoder » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:01 am

+1 for HP and RPN. HP35s here. I started out with a (hugely expensive) HP35 c1973 and I seem to have come full circle ;)

Although mostly if I'm on my PC I fire up MicroPython...
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Re: MicroPython on Casio fx-CG50 Questions?

Post by torwag » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:37 am

How interesting that so many MicroPython-people are also HP and RPN fans ;)
Decades of HP48GX user here, which unfortunately, does not work anymore. I got an HP49G recently from a colleague....
However, I don't use it nearly as frequently as before, as my smartphone runs an HP48GX emulator and the PC is running anyhow (in my case) ipython, is never far away.

Hmmm... to get again more into micropython, maybe we could write a RPN calculator in micropython.... as a module it could be used as a terminal service or in other programs and run on anything, even as small as a uC.

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#> micropython
>>> import rpn
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3.
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# 
and you are ready to go....
thus, in urgent needs, you could do your math on your power-socket-relay box :D

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Re: MicroPython on Casio fx-CG50 Questions?

Post by jimmo » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:39 am

Roberthh wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:05 am
and there is the HP42 re-build called DM42 from swiss micros.
Runs on a STM32L4.... just sayin' :)

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