# HP 50g User Manual Page 281

Graphing calculator.

Vectors vs. matrices
To see the @VEC@ key in action, try the following exercises:
(1) Launch the Matrix Writer („²). With @VEC and @GO
3`5`2``. This produces [3. 5. 2.]. (In RPN mode,
you can use the following keystroke sequence to produce the same result:
3#5#2``).
(2) With @VEC
deselected and @GO
@@
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
spreadsheet. Press this key a couple of times to see the column width
The @GO
right of the current cell when you press `. This option is 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.
Activate the Matrix Writer again by using „², and press L to check out
the second soft key menu at the bottom of the display. It will show the keys:
key is used to increase the width of the columns in the
key, when selected, automatically selects the next cell to the
@+ROW@ @-ROW @+COL@ @-COL@
selected,, enter
STK@@ @GOTO@
@
selected, enter
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