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Author Topic: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator  (Read 2548 times)

BGM

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NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« on: November 07, 2016, 10:18:11 PM »
NANY 2017 Entry Information

Application Name Calculor
Version 1.2
Short Description A powerful, easy-to-use calculator that delivers answers as you type.
Supported OSes Tested on Windows 7
Web Page Help Pages and Screenshots 
Download Link Download Calculor
System RequirementsOnly works on Windows
Version HistoryA Link to the Version History
Author Link to Author's Profile page on Stack Exchange


Description
I always wanted a calculator like this.  It has a tiny GUI and lots of features and is easy to use.  I like to see what I did to get the answer. 

Features
  • Tiny GUI
  • Easy-to-work-with, live calculation as you type
  • Trigonometric and Algebraic Math Functions
  • Hex to Decimal, Binary to Decimal (and vice-versa) functions
  • Character to Ascii and Unicode (and vice-versa) functions
  • Round Fractions, Convert Answers to Fraction
  • Descriptive menus
  • Recent Equations Menu
  • Memorized Equations Menu
  • Tray Functionality
  • Complete Help File

Planned Features
What features are you planning to implement in the future?  Well, probably I'll fix bugs...
Right now the character-to-unicode-character feature doesn't work for most unicode characters...

Screenshots
preview.gifNANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
Please visit the documentation page for more images.

Usage
Installation
How do you install and run the Application for the first time?  Well, you just extract it to a folder and run the exe file.

Using the Application
A brief description of how a user will use the Application. What tips does a user need to get going?  Just extract the files and run the exe.  The little Calculor window will appear and you simply enter your math.

Uninstallation
How does a user uninstall the Application? Just exit the application and delete all the files.

Tips
Any tips for using it?

Known Issues
Are there any issues that users should know about?  If the formula you enter is too elaborate you may get some strange answers.  Hopefully I'll work these out over time.  Right now the character-to-unicode-character feature doesn't work for most unicode characters...  (This has to do with the way the scilexer.dll was compiled, and the fellow who helped me with this has flown the coop, so I don't know if I'll ever fix this or not; but I'd like to.)

I fixed the issue with the missing colourfile (you would get the "Sorry, Bub" message) in version 1.1.
Then I fixed an issue with the trigonometric functions outputting just ". . ." in version 1.2.
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« Last Edit: December 26, 2016, 10:49:30 AM by BGM »

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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 04:04:18 AM »
Nice idea.

One issue though...

Windows Server 2012 R2 U1 x64 de-DE
When Calculor is started it "greets" you with a message box:
Sorry, Bub, the colour file list does not exist

Apart from that, a feature request:
The input box should be capable of displaying unicode characters.
E.g. when you use $n and paste a chinese character into the box you'll see only a "..."
Not very informative what you've actually inserted :)

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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 04:09:24 AM »
Is there a keyboard shortcut to call it up (like FARR)?

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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2016, 04:26:17 AM »
Calculor
December 1, 2016
by Brother Gabriel-Marie, SSPX

December 1 2016? Are you from the future?
:D

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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2016, 09:17:58 AM »
colour file list?  uh, hold on, let me see.
unicode in the calc window - doh!  you are right. In fact, neither side is handling that... 
a global hotkey - yes, I've been wanting that too; I'll add it sometime when I can.

And yes I am from the future, so I will let you know when these were fixed.
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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2016, 11:45:58 AM »
Okay, so I think my scilexer.dll was compiled not-unicode.  It will take me awhile to figure out how to fix this... So, for now don't use it to get unicode chars, I guess.
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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2016, 10:06:01 AM »
This is cool, but a shortcut to load it from the tray would be awesome.

And since you can hide it while pressing ESC, you could remove the titlebar and maybe put a 'X' icon at the end for those who want to use the mouse.

Thanks.

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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2016, 04:38:55 PM »
I just tried this out and every time it runs it shows the error message:
"Sorry, Bub, the colour file list does not exist."

It seems to run just fine after I dismiss the error box.

This is running on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.

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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2016, 08:15:55 PM »
Oh, I'm sorry - I think I can fix this one about the "Bub" message... 

I'll fix it and repost.
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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2016, 10:18:37 PM »
Okay, I fixed the "Sorry Bub" message that comes with the missing colourfile.  This also fixes the syntax colouring in the math area.
http://www.sspxusa.org/goodies/#calculor
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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2016, 03:47:00 AM »
Download for 1.1 still gives me the message :huh:

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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2016, 04:13:37 AM »
works here (Win7).

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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2016, 05:36:15 PM »
Hi,
Beautiful lean program. However
sin(anynumber) = ...
sin(pi) = ...
log(1) = ...
RunningWindows 10
What is the unit of angles? Where to set?
Regards, Daan.

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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2016, 01:38:47 AM »
Download for 1.1 still gives me the message :huh:
Hm, re-downloading the same file and extracting again seems to have solved that. :)

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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2016, 10:38:41 AM »
Hi,
Beautiful lean program. However
sin(anynumber) = ...
sin(pi) = ...
log(1) = ...
RunningWindows 10
What is the unit of angles? Where to set?
Regards, Daan.

Take a look at the explanations in the help file.
Calculor's Log function is always base10.
For sin, you enter the angle of the opposite
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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2016, 05:08:02 PM »
I understand, but the functions do not return a value. The help file tells the obvious - to enter the angle in the sin()-function, but for instance neither sin(30) nor sin(pi/6) result in 0.5 but only ... is returned. The log-function works for all valid numbers, for instance log(100) = 2, except log(1) which should return 0 but results in ... (three dots).

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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2016, 10:36:08 PM »
daanvink - ah, you are right.  Strange - okay, I'll try to fix that - thanks for pointing that out; I do appreciate it.  I didn't realize, actually.  You get one thing to work and something else stops working! 
Okay, I'll fix it and post back.  Who uses log anyway?  ;D
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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2016, 11:09:07 PM »
Okay, I found the problem and have fixed the code.  I'll release it tomorrow.  Thanks for the testing!
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Re: NANY 2017: Calculor - A Live, Handy, Dandy, Inline Calculator
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2016, 10:44:26 AM »
Okay!  It's updated to version 1.2.  Merry Christmas!
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