Hi Tom,

I used to stay in the BASIC mode most of the time, but always heard how powerful the CALC mode is... so I forced myself to use only the CALC mode, and now seems like I use CALC for almost everything.

The recall of a previous value using a single "(" is easier than "RES" while in BASIC mode.

Also, while calculating an equation in CALC mode, the result can be stored to a variable, and the result remains in the display. In BASIC mode, you will have to recall the result.

I originally was going to ask if anyone knew of a LEX file that would store a calculation to a variable and display the result while in BASIC mode, similar to the CALC mode.

The 71b is a great machine... I enjoy using very much, just wish It was a little more similar to a calculator, especially in CALC mode.

Terry,