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## Main Question or Discussion Point

This thread follows on from : https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/off-topic-maths-query-not-worthy-of-maths-forum.880724/#post-5534559 .

Anybody ever used Polish notation or reverse Polish notation for computational formulae ? Use of either is supposed to eliminate ambiguity and make the flow of computations logical .

I only ask out of curiosity . The very expensive HP programmable calculator we had at Mtu during the late 1970's had reverse Polish notation input . That is the only real world use I have ever come across .

Anybody ever used Polish notation or reverse Polish notation for computational formulae ? Use of either is supposed to eliminate ambiguity and make the flow of computations logical .

I only ask out of curiosity . The very expensive HP programmable calculator we had at Mtu during the late 1970's had reverse Polish notation input . That is the only real world use I have ever come across .