A different kind of interface

Max Erickson maxerickson at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 04:16:19 CET 2009


bearophileHUGS at lycos.com wrote:
> Years ago I have found this nice small program, TextCalc:
> http://www.atomixbuttons.com/textcalc/
> 
> Despite being very limited and being not integrated with
> everything else, it's so handy that for me in certain situations
> it's the right tool to use when I have to process numbers and
> data in simple ways. It helps me keep all the intermediate
> solutions, you can save the working page just as the text file
> you are seeing, it's "passive", it doesn't go bang, so if you
> want you can use it just a primitive text editor. It does
> something only when you ask it to. And for a basic usage there 
> is nearly nothing to remember.
> 

This is mostly an aside to your question, but depending on what you
aredoing, Speq Mathematics may be an improvement over TextCalc. The
homepage is at http://www.speqmath.com/index.php?id=1.

The big differences are that it adds a good deal of functionality
(variables, a larger variety of functions, plotting, etc.) and that
it treats plain text as an error (unless the text is marked as a
comment). 


max




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