Olympia HHC
Datasheet legend
Ab/c:
Fractions calculation
AC: Alternating current BaseN: Number base calculations Card: Magnetic card storage Cmem: Continuous memory Cond: Conditional execution Const: Scientific constants Cplx: Complex number arithmetic DC: Direct current Eqlib: Equation library Exp: Exponential/logarithmic functions Fin: Financial functions Grph: Graphing capability Hyp: Hyperbolic functions Ind: Indirect addressing Intg: Numerical integration Jump: Unconditional jump (GOTO) Lbl: Program labels LCD: Liquid Crystal Display LED: Light-Emitting Diode Li-ion: Lithium-ion rechargeable battery Lreg: Linear regression (2-variable statistics) mA: Milliamperes of current Mtrx: Matrix support NiCd: Nickel-Cadmium rechargeable battery NiMH: Nickel-metal-hydrite rechargeable battery Prnt: Printer RTC: Real-time clock Sdev: Standard deviation (1-variable statistics) Solv: Equation solver Subr: Subroutine call capability Symb: Symbolic computing Tape: Magnetic tape storage Trig: Trigonometric functions Units: Unit conversions VAC: Volts AC VDC: Volts DC |
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Olympia HHC
*With optional SnapBASIC ROM
Better known as a venerable German manufacturer of typewriters, Olympia is also a well known calculator brand name in Germany. In the early 1980s, they also sold an OEM version of a classic Hand Held Computer, or HHC, under their own brand.
The Olympia HHC is functionally identical to the Panasonic RL-H1400. Not programmable by default, its built-in functionality is limited to that of a four-function calculator; it does, however, have an optional BASIC ROM accessory.
Most curiously, the BASIC that came with this Olympia machine is not the same BASIC that came with one of my Panasonic HHCs! The latter is a Microsoft BASIC; the Olympia, however, came with a ROM labelled SnapBASIC Compiler/Interpreter.
I have yet to figure out how to compile any BASIC programs with it (if indeed it is possible to do so.) I have also yet to figure out what, if any, are the differences between this SnapBASIC and Microsoft BASIC.
In the meantime, however, I did try out the basic functions of this BASIC, and I was able to write a few simple programs, including my favorite example, the Gamma function. Notice how expressions that I usually write on one line had to be broken up: SnapBASIC refused long expressions due to their complexity!
10 INPUT X 20 G=1 30 IF X>5 THEN GOTO 70 40 G=G*X 50 X=X+1 60 GOTO30 70 G=X*LN(X)-X+LN(2*PI/X)/2-LN(G) 80 S=(1/105/X/X-1/140)/X/X+1/99 90 S=(S/X/X-1/30)/X/X+1 100 PRINT G+S/12/X