- Hi, all!I'm Robert Teague, and just joined. I'm an amateur astronomer and astrophysicist,and my main interest is extrasolar planetary systems.I've been using the Equation Editor in my HP 200LX palmtop to do research,but it's now 5 years old and getting a bit creaky. So I recently bought a notebookcomputer to set up as a research tool, and have been looking around for somemath software for it.For me, programming it myself is out--the only language I know is an obsoleteversion of BASIC. I looked at Mathematica, but that's rather more than I canhandle. MathCAD is still a possibility, if I can find it here in Atlanta. If I can useCmap for what I need, I won't bother with it.I do like the conversion utility, though I could suggest some additions.For me, understanding math is a slow process, and inventing equations isright out-- but I CAN break down an equation found in a paper, put it in mypalmtop and use it. The Equation Editor is simple, easy to use, and will solvefor any variable.What I want to do with Cmap is the same thing--have a standard set of equationsto work with, and solve for whichever variable I need.It's likely I'm the problem, but in playing with Cmap, I've found the documentationassumes familiarity with ways of doing things, and knowledge I simply don't have.I'm going to keep playing with it, but will likely be asking some questions.For now, though, I have just one: how do you stop the 'readme' file from poppingup when you open the program? I can't find anything to 'uncheck' for it in any menu.RobertPS-- Happy Holidays, y'all!"I'll tell you--just give me the old flying carpet, and I'd be a happy sorcerer.
But no, they tell us we have to 'move with the times'!"
--Sorrell, "Murky's Comet"