HP Prime Units: KWh not recognized (257 Views)
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davetheguru
Posts: 81
Registered: ‎11-20-2013
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HP Prime Units: KWh not recognized

I tried to make a Killo-watt-hours unit number with the menus:  enter number, Units->Energy->KWh.  However, the calculator just gives me "Syntax Error".  If I try again with using the prefixes "k" then Units->Energy->Wh, then it accepts the entry.  It seems like there is a typo in the source where the "K" should have been a "k".

 

Also, it was anoying to after using the Prefix menu, have to go back thru to the units desired.  It would be nicer to not have the menus exit complete but allow just going to the other from the main menu.  Or maybe better have a Prefix selection menu on every bottom units menu so that one could select the prefix and immediately select the unit.

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Joseph Horn
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Registered: ‎09-25-2006
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Re: HP Prime Units: KWh not recognized

Good catch!  You are right: The "K" in "KWh" should be "k".  Thankfully it'll be very easy for HP to fix that bug in the next upgrade.

 

I like your suggestions regarding the prefix menu, which is currently awkward.  Let's see what HP does with this one.

 

-Joe-

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co_
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Registered: ‎01-05-2014
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Re: HP Prime Units: KWh not recognized


davetheguru wrote:

It seems like there is a typo in the source where the "K" should have been a "k".


It's not a typo, kWh it is the correct form.

KWh would mean Kelvin*Watt*hour, therefore

the syntax error.

 

Co

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co_
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Registered: ‎01-05-2014
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Re: HP Prime Units: KWh not recognized

Sorry, now that i turned on the HP Prime, and I see the menu
I understand what you mean. It's certainly
a typo! :-)
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