On Monday 21 May 2007 10:46, Stegozor wrote: > Well, FDRC uses Reverse Polish notation, it seems to be a rather > developer oriented tool.
That's what I think too :) > As for Foxcalc I can say that in my view, a calculator application (I > mean, for human beings) is always good. I use the calc utility of > Windows fairly often so I see no reason why FreeDOS wouldn't have such > a tool included. I am using a calc tool too - not the win's calc, but KCalc under Suse. Anyway, the point is the same - it's always good to have a simple "calc" tool, no matter under which OS. > If possible, adding a scientific mode would be nice > (sin, cos, tan, displaying say 1000000 as 1E06, brackets, basic stats > (ie enter your data and see characteristic values like standard > deviation, mean etc. when finished). I don't use these functions > anymore, I tried to keep FoxCalc as simle as I could, without such "expert" things (I added MOD just because it was trivial to do so). Personally, I never use functions like sin/cos/tan etc, so I don't feel such need... the "1E06" notation is automatic when when the display number gets to high. Brackets are pretty hard to implement now, as I designed FoxCalc from the begin as a replacement for all those cheap hand calculator, so it have the memory for only 2 numbers (the result + currentWorkNumber)... In fact, the only time in my life when I needed such scientific calculations was when I was at the university... I think that if someone needs an advanced calculator, he should rather look after CALC387 or FDRC... > A backspace > key to erase the most recently entered character might be useful, too. Right, that could be okay... I should implement that before the 1.0 version. > Also note that FoxCalc doesn't return any error message when you > divide a number by zero or when you try to get the square root of a > negative number. You're wrong. FoxCalc checks those conditions, and if division by zero or square negative, it returns "Inf". > Another possible bug: try 9 999 999 999 999 999 * 9 999 999 999 999. > Note the content of the calculator's "screen". And then press x^2 > until FoxCalc returns an error: it doesn't seem to check overflow. I didn't checked that before... :( I will have to fix that soon. > FDCalc sounds nice and has less than 8 letters. Right :) I'm waiting to see if I got some similar answers (so far, I got only two answers, including yours...). If no interest from other FreeDOS user's, I will just stay with FoxCalc... Bye, Mateusz Viste ------------------------------------------------------------------------- This SF.net email is sponsored by DB2 Express Download DB2 Express C - the FREE version of DB2 express and take control of your XML. No limits. Just data. Click to get it now. http://sourceforge.net/powerbar/db2/ _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user