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The great graphing calculator race...
Posted: Sep 17, 1998 6:34 AM
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I recently received an email (below) from a chap in Western Australia.
If anyone is interested in 'benchmarking' the TI-83 using Charlie's
criteria, he (and I) would be interested in the results. It could be a
nice little activity for one of those pesky kids who seems to know more
about the capabilities of the GC than the teacher, and doesn't mind
letting everyone know....


I'm trying to get my hands on a TI83, but maybe you'd be interested in
doing what I had in mind...

On my website I've been comparing 'performance' of 'school' calculators
common in WA - have a look at and go to the CFX v REST
page. It was a bit of fun really, to try and benchmark the speeds of
graphics calculators, but in an exam situation, waiting around for
graphs, integrals and such like might become a significant factor in
some subjects. Anyhow, could you possibly run the 4 tests and let me
know the times for the TI83?

Maybe you'd suggest some other tests....
and should number of keystrokes to achieve certain operations be
included somehow?

Yours, Charlie Watson.



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