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So, crisis averted. Even though my teacher was telling me I couldn't use my TI-89 in my midterm, I walked into the testing center expecting that I could just ask them if they loan out calculators, or if they had ones to borrow in the library. They took one look at mine and handed it back. I was able to use it.
Worst part was when I was eyeballing the syllabus and discovered said midterm was only 10% of my final grade....
..... My midterm was TEN PERCENT OF MY FINAL GRAOUFLSDLUG#)$SF)*SF)*)$#*@#)$SDF!!!
Oh, did I mention I hate this class.
Yea, see, but our society made some silly little rule that you have to have some expensive ass piece of paper from some crappy public government owned school where there's a required gen-ed class about gender studies or some shit JUST to get a white collar job that pays more than 30k a year.
It seems that they don't like you using phone apps because you could just google the answers on your phone. That at least seemed to be the reason why they banned cell phones in the testing center.
Course requirements are, in my estimation, a fucking racket. It's basically a-grossly overpriced game of Russian roulette. I'm sorry.
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Also, it seems to me like a phone app could theoretically do everything one of those clunky Texas Instruments calculators can do, so it just comes across as a waste of money intended to just keep Texas Instruments afloat as a company.
I really resented having to pay so much for SPSS.
As for the topic itself:
I recommend the "Discovering Statistics" books by Field. I mainly used the one for SPSS. Field is a clear, funny, engaging writer, and his explanation of things helped me to get through by the skin of my knuckles.
Nah, it's just a self-fulfilling prophecy isn't it? You need a TI calculator for the course, therefore everyone on the course has to buy a TI calculator. No matter how old the design gets, and no matter how many better calculators there are, there will always be a market for TI calculators. This will continue until someone breaks the cycle by changing the course requirements, and since that probably requires action at the top of the pile, in the policy setting department, it ain't likely to happen quick. TI aren't going to stop making a model that sells.
In the UK, the specification is usually for a 'scientific calculator with a graphing function' - Texas Instruments make most of the recommended models, but you're not restricted to that model and there are lots of cheaper variations.
I fondly remember teaching mine to play noughts and crosses when I was bored waiting for the end of a mathematics exam.
We'd need the actual model number (Esprimo is a family of prebuilts and not just one type) to make any informed statements. I picked the E710 E85+ at random, though, and its Intel Graphics GPU doesn't bode well for your plans.
From what I'm seeing you're looking at low settings at 720p at best, with fairly low framerate (below 30).
If yours has an Nvidia or ATI GPU you're likely to have better results.