# Variables; Creating Variables - HP F2226A - 48GII Graphic Calculator User Manual

Graphing calculator.

Using the PURGE command from the TOOL menu
The TOOL menu is available by pressing the I key (Algebraic and RPN
modes shown):
The PURGE command is available by pressing the @PURGE soft menu key (E).
In the following examples we want to delete sub-directory S1:
Algebraic mode: Enter @PURGE J) @ @S1@@`
Enter J³@S1@@ `I@PURGE J
RPN mode:

## Variables

Variables are like files on a computer hard drive. One variable can store one
object (numerical values, algebraic expressions, lists, vectors, matrices,
programs, etc). Even sub-directories can be through of as variables (in fact, in
the calculator, a subdirectory is also a type of calculator object).
Variables are referred to by their names, which can be any combination of
alphabetic and numerical characters, starting with a letter (either English or
Greek). Some non-alphabetic characters, such as the arrow (→) can be used
in a variable name, if combined with an alphabetical character. Thus, '→A'
is a valid variable name, but '→' is not. Valid examples of variable names
are: 'A', 'B', 'a', 'b', 'α', 'β', 'A1', 'AB12', ' A12','Vel','Z0','z1', etc.
A variable can not have the same name than a function of the calculator. You
can not have a SIN variable for example as there is a SIN command in the
calculator. The reserved calculator variable names are the following:
ALRMDAT, CST, EQ, EXPR, IERR, IOPAR, MAXR, MINR, PICT, PPAR, PRTPAR,
VPAR, ZPAR, der_, e, i, n1,n2, ..., s1, s2, ..., ΣDAT, ΣPAR, π, ∞
Variables can be organized into sub-directories.

### Creating variables

To create a variable, we can use the FILES menu, along the lines of the
examples shown above for creating a sub-directory. For example, within the
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