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Choice Votes   Percent
Computations 11 6.5%   
Algebra/Graphing 15 8.9%   
Calculus 17 10.1%   
Statistics 1 0.6%   
Science (Physics, Chemistry, etc.) 9 5.3%   
Programming 49 29.0%   
All of the above 58 34.3%   
Other (Please list below!) 9 5.3%   

Survey posted 2004-11-10 19:22 by Jon.

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Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
Jonathan Katz  Account Info
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Survey idea by Mike Rombland.

Reply to this comment    10 November 2004, 19:23 GMT

Re: Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I use it mostly for math. Algebra stuff, usually. I don't do that much Calculus with it now (seeing as I won't be taking Calc for another year... *sad face*). The trig functions are probably what I use most, because of Physics and Trig.

The only thing I might use my TI-89 for, more than what was mentioned above, is for doing problems for fun or for competitions (USAMTS).

Reply to this comment    10 November 2004, 21:58 GMT

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Sam3.14 Account Info
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I was using mine almost exclusively for programming until the school year started. With math team, orchestra, band, tennis, soccer, and all the other things I do, there really isn't much time for writing programs. Recently, I also have been working on the USAMTS with mine. I wrote a program to solve one, but while it was running, I figured out how to solve it without a program.

Reply to this comment    11 November 2004, 00:05 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Haha, I use programs to solve the problems for me all the time. But, I write them in Java. I choose Java because of the way it can handle arrays and because it's faster than... say, QBASIC or TI-BASIC. (Even though Java is still considered slow compared to completely compiled languages that don't run through an interpreter)

Reply to this comment    11 November 2004, 15:38 GMT


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anykey  Account Info

The interpreter makes debugging really simple. You can also do interactive sessions with the interpreter to do specific tasks.

Reply to this comment    12 November 2004, 01:39 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Debugging? I never do any of that. I don't make mistakes in my programs because I'm perfect. ...

120d. But seriously, that's cool. That might come in handy because the way I "debug" my code is to look through the parts that could have errors, line by line...

Reply to this comment    12 November 2004, 18:08 GMT

Re: Re: Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
Timmc Account Info
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Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. That's about all I use it for; oh, and programming. ;-)

Reply to this comment    12 November 2004, 05:34 GMT


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takuanitromars36 Account Info

I use my calculator for USAMTS, AMC, Mathcounts, and CAML (competition only for CA).

Reply to this comment    16 November 2004, 10:06 GMT

Re: Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
mike romblad  Account Info

all of the above enough said.

oh and you typoed my name jon. its Romblad. no "n"

Reply to this comment    12 November 2004, 16:06 GMT

Re: Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
Bill_pike Account Info

I use my TI-89 mostly for symbolic manipulation. For number crunching, I need to use an RPN modle.

Reply to this comment    14 November 2004, 00:14 GMT


Re: Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
jeremysimpkins  Account Info

I really only use my TI-83+ for Algebra and Geometry classes, then I play games when I have the time or nothing interesting is going on.

Reply to this comment    15 November 2004, 12:26 GMT

Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
Nick Ness  Account Info

I voted for Programming, because that's why I got my v200.
I was wondering, what's the difference between HW2 and HW3, and if TI is going to release a HW3 for 92+ and v200?

Reply to this comment    10 November 2004, 19:56 GMT

Re: Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
Enchanted Coders  Account Info
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The big difference with HW3 is support for the USB link.

I voted programming, since that's what I've historically used my 4 graphing calculators for. They also get used for general math stuff and calculus.

Reply to this comment    10 November 2004, 20:02 GMT


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PGK Account Info

I must be a rare bird to exclusively use my Voyage 200 just for physics, calculus, chemistry, and engineering classes. I generally only program only to perform a specific calculation (such as a program to calculate for the variables in the Ideal Gas Law and find normal vectors, etc.) Nor do I play games much anymore- a VERY occasional Tetris game is it.

Reply to this comment    11 November 2004, 02:48 GMT


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Mr.Z Account Info
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Not quite so rare...I use my TI-92+ mainly for my Calculus III class, my todo list, & the math problems I work on in my spare time, except for a few games of Tetris every once in a while (HS 428579).

Reply to this comment    12 November 2004, 01:25 GMT

Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
Ayial Account Info

Definitely the finance application. It's great at finding net present value, payments, interest rates, internal rate of return, you name it. You will eventually need excel to do complicated problems, but the finance app is great for early finance courses. it does nearly everything a financial calculator does.

And also the stats apps. They come in real handy in intro-stats classes. Now i'm using SPSS and minitab, but the apps come in handy when I'm not near a computer with that software. but you do use the 83 stats functions in finance class, for solving standard deviation and averages and stuff.

I voted for other. Finance majors unite! hahaha.

Reply to this comment    10 November 2004, 20:34 GMT

Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
solitaire710 Account Info

I use mine primarily for programming first and foremost, but i also use mine for gaming every now and then.
Oh, and the ability to use my calculators for advanced math and graphing is an added plus. ;-)

Reply to this comment    10 November 2004, 20:34 GMT

Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
Hanliweb Hanliweb  Account Info
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YAY!
Being the 5th to vote.
Using the calculator for programming is the best to do.
It not only help you in comutation skills but it also improves your brain. :)

Reply to this comment    10 November 2004, 21:05 GMT

Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
jmac1492  Account Info
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Why isn't there an option for games.

Reply to this comment    10 November 2004, 21:19 GMT

Re: Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
TheCalcGenius  Account Info
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Because it's pretty sad if you primarily use your $90-$150 calculator for games, when there are $70 GameBoys on the market, and are in color. True, you have to pay for games on the GBA, but a calculator should not be bought just for gaming alone.

Reply to this comment    10 November 2004, 21:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
Timmc Account Info
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Your missing the point entirely: Gameboys aren't allowed in English.

Reply to this comment    12 November 2004, 05:38 GMT


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Hanliweb Hanliweb  Account Info
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I think you meant - not allowed in school.

Reply to this comment    12 November 2004, 17:46 GMT


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Charlie Picard  Account Info

No, I use my gameboy far too much in school. Then again I am getting terrible grades. Meh, Zelda is just too much fun!

Reply to this comment    13 November 2004, 07:29 GMT

Re: Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
anykey  Account Info

I think a question mark would fit nicely at the end of your post.

Reply to this comment    10 November 2004, 23:07 GMT

Re: Re: Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
Sam3.14 Account Info
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I hate a grammer nazi! j/k

Reply to this comment    11 November 2004, 00:06 GMT

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Chivo  Account Info

He.s a punctuation nazi: not a grammar nazi?

Reply to this comment    11 November 2004, 19:02 GMT

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anykey  Account Info

Grrrrr...

Reply to this comment    12 November 2004, 01:40 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info

Does that make you a technicality nazi? :-)

Reply to this comment    13 November 2004, 19:49 GMT


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saitei Account Info

Do you hate spelling nazis? ;-)

Reply to this comment    12 November 2004, 04:26 GMT

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Timmc Account Info
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Yes, we all hate members of the National Socialist German Workers' Spelling Party: Nazsi.

Reply to this comment    12 November 2004, 05:41 GMT

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saitei Account Info

Amen.

Reply to this comment    13 November 2004, 22:01 GMT


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CajunLuke  Account Info

Heil Grammar!! <Snaps heels together and thrusts hand into air at perfect 15 degree angle, as befits a ticalc.org member.>

Reply to this comment    14 November 2004, 02:17 GMT


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Sam3.14 Account Info
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That's why it was a joke.

Reply to this comment    15 November 2004, 01:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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120d, I've never seen you comment on people's grammar before. ;-)

Reply to this comment    11 November 2004, 15:42 GMT


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anykey  Account Info

I usually don't. Missing question marks just piss me off.

Reply to this comment    12 November 2004, 01:45 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Is that so. Why is that. ;-)

Reply to this comment    12 November 2004, 18:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
CajunLuke  Account Info

Don't you just hate it when people forget questions marks? That really bugs me. Rrrrr.

Reply to this comment    11 November 2004, 18:27 GMT


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Timmc Account Info
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What¿

Reply to this comment    12 November 2004, 05:43 GMT


Re: Re: What do you primarily use your calculator for?
gnownoskcid  Account Info

that's why i chose "others"
50% for games, the other 50% for programming, calculations, school, etc

Reply to this comment    11 November 2004, 01:06 GMT

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