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Solution 34881: Using the GetCalc( Command on the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition Graphing Calculator.

How do I use the GetCalc( command to transfer a variable from one TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition to another?

The GetCalc( command is used to copy the contents of a variable (such as a real or complex number, list, matrix, string, Y= variable, graph database or picture) from one unit, and then store it to the memory of another compatible unit. The following steps detail how this is done:

• Connect the two calculators using the mini-A to mini-B USB cable.
• On the receiving calculator, press [2ND] [CATALOG] [G] and scroll down to select GetCalc(.
• Press [ENTER].
• Input the name of the variable that you want to copy over, as it appears on the sending calculator, then press [)] [ENTER].
• The receiving calculator will then display DONE and the variable will have been copied from the sending calculator.

Example: Copy the matrix [A] from a TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition to another TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition.

• Connect the TI-TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition using the mini-A to mini-B USB cable
• On the receiving TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, press [2ND] [CATALOG] [G], scroll down to GetCalc( and press [ENTER].
• Press [2ND] [MATRIX].
• Press [1] to select 1:[A] from the Matrix NAMES menu.

NOTE: Select the variable you want to copy from the appropriate menu only. Manually inputting [[A]] will receive in a syntax error being displayed.

• Press [)] then [ENTER].
• The receiving TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition will then display DONE and the matrix [A] will now have been copied from the other TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition.

Please see the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition guidebook for additional information.