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Calculators Need a more powerful calculator (beyond ti-89T, hp50g)

  1. Apr 28, 2010 #1
    Hi, I am an engineering student that loves writing programs for my ti calculators.

    I am currently using a texas instruments voyage 200, I love the screen and the qwerty keyboard. But I KEEP running into limitations with these things. I am approaching the point where calculations are migrating from handheld calculators to computers running matlab or maple.

    However, I do not want a fully functional laptop or netbook. I want something relatively small that I can punch numbers in quickly without having too many internet distractions. I have been thinking about some embedded intel atom device running linux + maple + matlab. But I realize that these things are pretty new.

    I was thinking about something the size of this:

    Is there anybody out there that has any suggestions??
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  3. Apr 29, 2010 #2
    You could consider the program spacetime running on an iPhone, iPod-touch or ipad.

    Spacetime offers a one month free demo that runs on windows or mac/os. You can try it and see if it meets your needs.

    I use it and prefer it to my hp49g, but the symbolics is not quite as good as you'll get on a typical computer.
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