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BUG: HP PRIME - 'minute' unit in CAS

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Hi!

 

I was trying to create a compound unit today....specifically gallons/min....

 

I kept getting "Error: Bad Argument" 

 

At first I thought it was a syntax issue but it wasn't.  I narrowed it down to the minutes unit (mn).

 

When ever I use that unit I get the "Bad Argument"  but only in CAS mode!  Regualr mode the minute unit displays as 'min' but in CAS its 'mn'.  Is this not a bug?

 

Robert

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Hello,

 

This is actually by design. The problem stems from the CAS already has a command "min" for minimum. The CAS parser is not as flexible as the one used in the rest of the system, so it can't correctly use min for a unit in one case, and min for the command in others. Since HP licenses the CAS, we cannot correct this basically as it is working as intended.

 

I would recommend that you use HOME only for  unit calcultations personally. You will have much less quirks like that in general.

 

 

TW

Although I work for the HP calculator group as a head developer of the HP Prime, the views and opinions I post here are my own.

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Hello,

 

This is actually by design. The problem stems from the CAS already has a command "min" for minimum. The CAS parser is not as flexible as the one used in the rest of the system, so it can't correctly use min for a unit in one case, and min for the command in others. Since HP licenses the CAS, we cannot correct this basically as it is working as intended.

 

I would recommend that you use HOME only for  unit calcultations personally. You will have much less quirks like that in general.

 

 

TW

Although I work for the HP calculator group as a head developer of the HP Prime, the views and opinions I post here are my own.

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