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A Free Newsletter for Users of the HP95LX/100LX/200LX

In this issue: 
---Learn About the Ins and Outs of HP Calc Solver
---Check Your Body Mass Index With Solver
---Explore Dozens of Math Programs For the Palmtop

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Learn the Ins and Outs of HP Calc Solver

If your area of expertise involves Business/Financial Math you may have bought an HP Palmtop because it contains HP Calc, a fancier, wide-screen, version of the HP 19 IIB business calculator. 

If you ever want to learn what some of Solver's unusual functions are good for, point your Web browser to the PTP-HTML section of this site and search for SIGMA(. Snag a copy of the article in which Ed shows how to use HP SOLVE's SIGMA( ), L( ), and G( ) functions to perform Numeric Integration to analyze the normal probability distribution function. You can read the article on line or save it to your disk and read it off-line using Hypertext Viewer (HV) on your palmtop. 


Check Your Body Mass Index With Solver
In the field of wellness and health, the Body Mass Index is a better indicator of body fat. For more information on BMI check out the Web page where it says: "BMI [is] a ratio between weight and height. It is a mathematical formula that correlates with body fat. BMI is a better predictor of disease risk than body weight alone." The above site will let you calculate your BMI online. However, if you want to have your own BMI calculator, start Calc on your Palmtop, press CTRL+S to start Solver and press F6 to open an editor window. Type in the following formula and, when ready, press F10 and then F9. 

!For men: BMI ideally is 22..24, for women: 21..23 !
See a later newsletter for the correct formula.

Explore Dozens of Math Programs For the Palmtop
In case you don't receive the announcements about updates to the S.U.P.E.R. site, here is part of a recent message sent by Jeff Johns, one of the "keepers of the files".

Jeff writes: "The S.U.P.E.R. page has been updated with a lot of exciting calculator programs, compliments of The Palmtop Paper...there are some new and exciting things going on at the site. I hope everyone will enjoy the new format. The download times should be greatly reduced. To check out the latest files, point your browser at

The S.U.P.E.R. site is becoming one of the largest repositories of time-tested-and-proven, DOS software as well as the source for the latest System Manager Compliant programs for the Palmtop. The site is sponsored by Thaddeus Computing, Inc. as a service to the HP Palmtop community. Thirty six new "math" programs on S.U.P.E.R have bumped the Artificial Intelligence programs, mentioned in a previous Email Newsletter, into the larger pool of files. To track down older files, I recommend downloading the most recent version of the SUPER.GDB file from the site. You can open this file in the Palmtop's Database program and browse or search for files that interest you and then go online to get them. 

In a month or so, the math files will be bumped by a deluge of files for Lotus 1-2-3 including an 800 page book (in HTML) about 1-2-3 macro programming. Stay tuned.

If you're looking for even more files than are on the S.U.P.E.R. site,
consider the 1999 CD InfoBase. It contains all the shareware, freeware programs for the Palmtop collected since 1992. It also contains several DOS programs that originally sold for over $1000 but are now free. You also get The HP Palmtop Paper articles that mention or review the software so you'll have an idea what the programs are good for.

IDEC Really Wants Your Input
Are you interested in influencing the decisions of manufacturers and service providers whose products you use in your business? If so, then we at HP Palmtop Paper invite you to apply for membership on International Data Corporation's (IDC) online Mobile Advisory Council. Thaddeus Computing and IDC are assembling an elite group of qualified users, influencers and buyers of mobile devices and services to provide feedback to the industry in an effort to improve or develop the solutions you need. 

By completing periodic surveys designed by IDC analysts, you and your peers will directly influence the mobile products and services that will benefit both you and your organization.

Results of this feedback will be shared with panel members along with access to selected industry reports and newsletters that can help you keep up to date with the latest innovations. As a token of our thanks panelists will be entered into quarterly drawings to win valuable prizes. 

Please, visit to learn more, sign up and provide your feedback. 

(There are about a dozen questions to answer and the screening survey should only take about ten minutes. Like you, I could use a $100 shopping spree at