Classpad NEWCOMERS FAQ

Now, i've seen on this week that too many topics with a lot of simple questions (that really doesnt deserve an entire topic) were asked. now There is the faq:

**WARNING: A LOT OF QUESTIONS HAVE A REASONABLE ANSWER ON YOUR USERS GUIDE! USE IT, READ IT, EAT IT.. IF YOU STUCK, ASK HERE**

**Q: What are the specifications of the casio graphing calcs:**

Casio already have 4 topline graphic calculators:

1- Classpad 300:

-Have a large 160*240 screen ,This screen is a touchscreen (as a palm is)

-Have a 4.5~5.4 Mb flash memory to install add-ins

-512 Kb of user RAM

-Have a CAS (Computer Algebra System), so you can manipulate simbolic expressions

-This calc can do statistics, Least squares regression, confidence tests..etc

-Have an spreadsheet (similar to excel)

-You can solve any type of matrix algebra problem (LU, Gauss, Gauss Jordan, Linear Systems)

-You can solve numerically a mathematical expression (i.e sin(x)-x^2=0) and the roots of polynomials with high degrees

-The calc uses 4 AAA batteries,

**so you don't need a backup battery as other calcs**

- The geometry applet, allows you to solve geometry problems (area calculus, geometry relationships, angles, slopes, tangents, etc) and the possibility to add animations

- 3D-2D-Statistics graphics

- Ready for programming (Casio Basic, CPLua, C/C++)

- e-activity Add-In, you can copy notes on the calc as you do by hand, using natural display and links to other calculator applications

-Emulator available

To further details classpad.net

2- Algebra FX 2.0, 2.0 Plus

- Created on 2003 i guess

- The 2.0 plus model differs from the 2.0 in 3 aditional preloaded applications, Algebra, Tutor, CAS

- 768 Kb Flash for add ins, 144Kb user RAM

- O.S (operative system) isn't upgradeable

- Can solve differential equations numerically

-Can solve linear systems up to 30 equations

- Can invert 44*44 matrix and lesser dimentions

-Have an advanced estatistics and Finnancial calculus

-You can program it on casio Basic

- The programs have access to all calc functions exept to CAS

-You can do dynamic graphics, function graphics etc

- Ready for programming (Casio Basic, Assembler, C/C++)

3- Fx9860 g / gsd

Is the new calc of casio. Faster than the AFX/CFX Series:

-1.5 Mb of flash plus SD card (up to 1gb) storage flash memory for add-ins, backups, notes..etc

-64 kb of available user RAM (up to 512kb in future O.S manipulation)

-Geometry add-in

-Programmable on basic, We're waiting for an official SDK to program the calc on c/c++

- The programs are compatible with all CFX/AFX/FX series, with small issues

- e-activity application, you can copy notes on the calc as you do by hand, using natural display and links to other calculator applications

-Have an spreadsheet (similar to excel)

-Emulator available

-Doesn't have CAS, but you can perform Numerical calculus as in the AFX series, but faster

- Natural Display, you can input expressions as you do by hand.

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