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HP 32sii Calculator - Entering a ProgramHP 32sii Calculator - Entering a Program

Introduction
This document is an introduction to entering a program in the HP 32sii calculator.
Calculator symbol key
The procedures in this document use the following text to represent symbol keys:
Key
Description
Text Representation
Right shift key
RS
Left-shift key
LS
Move cursor left
cursor-left
Move cursor right
cursor-right
Move cursor up
cursor-up
Move cursor down
cursor-down
Accumulates statistical data
SUM+
Square root key
SQx
Pressing LS, then PRGM toggles the calculator into and out of Program-entry mode--turns the PRGM annunciator on and off. Keystrokes in Program-entry mode are stored as program lines in memory. Each instruction or number occupies one program line, and there is no limit (other than available memory) on the number of lines in a program.
To enter a program into memory
  1. Press LS, then PRGM to activate Program-entry mode.
  2. Press LS, then GTO, [.], then [.] to display PRGM TOP. This sets the program pointer to a known spot, before any other programs. As the program lines are entered, they are inserted before all other program lines. If other programs that might be needed in memory are not needed, clear program memory by pressing LS, CLEAR, then PGM. To confirm that all programs are deleted, press Y after the message "CL PGMS? Y N".
  3. Give the program a label--a single letter, A through Z. Press LS, then LBL, then letter. Choose a letter that will indicate the nature of the program, such as 'A" for "area". If the message "DUPLICAT.LBL" is displayed, use a different letter. The existing program can be cleared instead--press LS, MEM, then PGM, use LS, then cursor-up or LS, then cursor-down to find the label, and press LS, then CLEAR, and C.
  4. To record calculator operations as program instructions, use the same keys that would be pressed to perform operations manually. Remember that many functions do not appear on the keyboard, but must be accessed using menus. To enter an equation in a program line, see the instructions below.
  5. End the program with a return instruction, which sets the program pointer back to PRGM TOP after the program runs. Press RS, then RTN.
  6. Press C (or LS, then PRGM) to cancel program entry.
Numbers in program lines are stored precisely as entered, and they are displayed using ALL or SCI format. (If a long number is shortened in the display, press RS, then SHOW to view all digits.)
To enter an equation in a program line
  1. Press RS, then EQN to activate Equation-entry mode. The EQN annunciator turns on.
  2. Enter the equation similar to entering an equation in the equation list. Use LS, then CLEAR to correct errors while typing.
  3. Press ENTER to terminate the equation and display its left end. (The equation does not become part of the equation list.)
After the equation has been entered, press RS, then SHOW to see its checksum and length. Hold the SHOW key to keep values in the display.
Use SUM+ and SQx to scroll the display. Press RS, then SCRL to turn off scroll and use the top-row keys to enter program instructions.
Keys that clear
Note these special conditions during program entry:
  • C always cancels program entry. It never clears a number to zero.
  • If the program line does not contain an equation, LS, then CLEAR deletes the current program line. It backspaces if a digit is being entered ("_" cursor present).
  • If the program line contains an equation, LS, then CLEAR begins editing the equation. It deletes the rightmost function or variable if an equation is being entered.
  • LS, CLEAR, then EQN deletes a program line if it does not contain an equation.
  • To program a function to clear the X-register, use LS, CLEAR, then X.
Function names in programs
The name of a function that is used in a program line is not necessarily the same as the function's name on the key, in its menu, or in the equation. The name that is used in a program is usually a fuller abbreviation than that which can fit on a key or in a menu. This fuller name appears briefly in the display whenever a function is executed - as long as the key is held down, the name is displayed.

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