Hi, my calculator 50G accuses a value for the variable 'X' but I can not find it in any directory and when I try to delete I get the message " PURGE Error : Bad Argument Type." I also have the variable theta with the same problem . How can I remove the value of these variables ? tks
In addition to Maké's suggestions, two other possibilities come to mind: 'X' might be a directory object (which would cause the Bad Argument Type error because non-empty directory objects cannot be purged by PURGE, but must be purged by PGDIR), or it might be a local variable (which can only be purged by ending the environment which created it, which is usually a program). So if Maké's suggestions don't work, try HOME 'X' PGDIR, and if that doesn't work, try KILL (which ends all current local environments).
If THOSE don't work, please do HOME 'X' TYPE and tell us what object type 'X' is.
Disclaimer: I don't work for HP; I'm just another happy HP calculator user.
Thank you Joe, solved the problem by calling KILL, actually I have a habit of debugging programs and sometimes do discontinuation of debug, so I think it made some of my variables used in the programs stay blocked. After I called KILL all of them were unlocked.
By the way, if you keep your 50g's status area set to 2 lines, you'll see "HLT" in the top line near the right side, whenever a program is halted. Then you can either press the CONT key to continue the most recently halted program, or execute KILL which exits all of them. Then the HLT annunciator goes away.