HP 48gII User Manual Page 279

Graphing calculator.

Vectors vs. matrices
To see the @VEC@ key in action, try the following exercises:
(1) Launch the Matrix Writer („²).
enter 3`5`2``. This produces [3. 5. 2.]. (In RPN
mode, you can use the
same result: 3#5#2``).
@VEC
(2) With
@@
3#5#2``. This produces [[3. 5. 2.]].
Although these two results differ only in the number of brackets used, for the
calculator they represent different mathematical objects. The first one is a
vector with three elements, and the second one a matrix with one row and
three columns. There are differences in the way that mathematical operations
take place on a vector as opposite to a matrix. Therefore, for the time being,
keep the soft menu key @VEC selected while using the Matrix Writer.
WID key is used to decrease the width of the columns in the
The
spreadsheet. Press this key a couple of times to see the column width
The @WID
key is used to increase the width of the columns in the
spreadsheet. Press this key a couple of times to see the column width
The @GO
key, when selected, automatically selects the next cell to
the right of the current cell when you press `.
selected by default.
The @GO
key, when selected, automatically selects the next cell below
the current cell when you press `.
Moving to the right vs. moving down in the Matrix Writer
Activate the Matrix Writer and enter 3`5`2`` with the
@GO
key selected (default). Next, enter the same sequence of numbers with
the @GO
key selected to see the difference. In the first case you entered a
vector of three elements. In the second case you entered a matrix of three
rows and one column.
With @VEC
following keystroke sequence to produce the
deselected
and
and @GO
selected,
@GO
selected,,
enter
This option is
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