I'm Robert Teague, and just joined. I'm an amateur astronomer and astrophysicist,
and my main interest is extrasolar
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 notebook
computer to set up as a research tool, and have been
looking around for some
math software for it.
For me, programming it myself is out--the only language I
know is an obsolete
version of BASIC. I looked at Mathematica, but
that's rather more than I can
handle. MathCAD is still a possibility, if I can find it
here in Atlanta. If I can use
Cmap for what I need, I won't bother with it.
I do like the conversion utility, though I could suggest
For me, understanding math is a slow process, and
inventing equations is
right out-- but I CAN break down an equation found in a
paper, put it in my
palmtop and use it. The Equation
Editor is simple, easy to use, and will solve
for any variable.
What I want to do with Cmap is the same thing--have a
standard set of equations
to work with, and solve for whichever variable I
It's likely I'm the problem, but in playing with Cmap,
I've found the documentation
assumes 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 popping
up when you open the program? I can't find anything to
'uncheck' for it in any menu.
PS-- 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
--Sorrell, "Murky's Comet"