I was trying to understand the operators and functions of the Calc function

in NoteTab. Some of the listed items are rather cryptic and obscure. I

wrote a couple of clips with wizards and Infoboxes to let me see the

results of various calculations using these items and then paste the

results into a document as I wish. Three years ago before I went into the

hospital, I was on the list with others investigating these items to try to

get a more detailed list of how to use them. When I went into the

hospital, the whole thing just got lost. I have decided to try again and

to this end I am reposting the two clips that I wrote as well as a list of

examples of each of the operators and functions being used.

I am not trying to teach or learn math on the list. The purpose is to show

examples of each operator or function in use and possibly to understand how

some of the more obscure functions are or can be used in clip programming.

Here are the clips:

The first clip performs the calculation, displays the result in an infobox,

and stores it in the clipboard for later pasting to a document.

The second clip not only performs the calculation, but also displays and

stores the equation in the clipboard as well.

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H="Calc Result Only"

;Larry Thomas <larryt@...>

;04/26/2003, 12:04:23 AM

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^!Set %Equation%=^?{Enter your Equation=} ; %Decimal%=^?{Entter Decimal

Places (Limit is 17)=0|1|_2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17}

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^!SetClipboard ^$Calc(^%Equation%;^%Decimal%)$

^!Info ^$GetClipboard$

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| right click over the clipbook |

| and choose "Add from Clipboard" |

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H="Calc [Equation and Result]"

;Larry Thomas <larryt@...>

;04/26/2003, 12:05:37 AM

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^!Set %Equation%=^?{Enter your Equation=} ; %Decimal%=^?{Entter Decimal

Places (Limit is 17)=0|1|_2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17}

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^!SetClipboard ^%Equation%= ^$Calc(^%Equation%;^%Decimal%)$

^!Info ^$GetClipboard$

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| right click over the clipbook |

| and choose "Add from Clipboard" |

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You can enter any number of decimal places to be displayed in the result

but the calc function is limited to a maximum of 17 places to the left of

the decimal. After that, it pads the result with zeroes. I would only

place acuracy reliance on the first 13 places. The last two decimal places

are subject to inaccuracies due to program limitations and problems

resulting from conversions between binary and decimal results.

Here are the examples that I did. If anyone reading this has better

information than this, please submit it here. If I am wrong in my

assumptions about any of the items below I would like to get the correct

information. Thank you.

EXAMPLES OF NOTETAB'S MATH OPERATOR AND FUNCTION USAGES:

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14 + 9 = 23

23 - 9 = 14

7.31 * 16.75 = 122.4425

155.29 / 29.49 = 5.265852831468294

2 ^ 2 = 4.000000000000000 (Squared)

2 ^ (1/2) = 1.414213562373095 (Square Root)

2 ^ 3 = 8 (Cubed)

2 ^ (1/3) = 1.259921049894873 (Cube Root)

91 DIV 17 = 5 (Quotient)

91 MOD 17 = 6 (Remainder)

17 * 5 = 85

85 + 6 = 91

PI = 3.141592653589793

COS(1) = 0.540302305868140

SIN(1) = 0.841470984807897

SINH(1) = 1.175201193643801

COSH(1) = 1.543080634815244

TAN(1) = 1.557407724654902

ARCTAN(1.557407724654902) = 1.000000000000000

COTAN(1) = 0.642092615934331

EXP(1) = 2.718281828459045

LN(2.718281828459045) = 1.000000000000000

LOG10(100) = 2.000000000000000

LOG2(8) = 3.000000000000000

LOGN(3;27) = 3.000000000000000

SQRT(25) = 5.000000000000000

SQR(5) = 25.000000000000000

POWER(2;3) = 8.000000000000000

POWER(2;3.55) = 11.712685567565002

INTPOWER(2;3.55) = 8.000000000000000 (only uses the integer 3)

MIN(53;92) = 53.00

MAX(53;92) = 92.00

MAX(7.512;INT(7.512)) = 7.512000

MIN(7.512;INT(7.512)) = 7.000000

MAX(-7.512;INT(-7.512)) = -7.000000

MIN(-7.512;INT(-7.512)) = -7.512000

MAX(3;-4) = 3.00

MIN(3;-4) = -4.00

ABS(14) = 14.00

ABS(-14) = 14.00

ABS(0) = 0.00

TRUNC(1.59) = 1.00

TRUNC(7.12) = 7.00

INT(1.59) = 1.00

INT(-7.12) = -7.00

ROUND(1.5955*100)/100 = 1.600000 (Rounded up to the nearest cent)

ROUND(1.59112*100)/100 = 1.590000 (Rounded down to the nearest cent)

ROUND(5285/100)*100 = 5300.00 (Rounded up to the nearest hundred)

ROUND(5249/100)*100 = 5200.00 (Rounded down to the nearest hundred)

CEIL rounds the number up from zero to the next integer if it has a

fractional part and it is a positive number. If it is a negative number,

it rounds the number up towards zero to the next integer.

It does not round it if the number does not have a decimal part.

CEIL(7.9112) = 8.000000000000000

CEIL(-7.9112) = -7.000000000000000

CEIL(7.0000001) = 8.000000000000000

CEIL(-7.0000001) = -7.000000000000000

CEIL(7) = 7.000000000000000

CEIL(-7) = -7.000000000000000

FLOOR rounds the number down toward zero to the next integer if it has a

fractional part and it is a positive number. If it is a negative number it

rounds the number down from zero to the next integer.

It makes no change if it does not have a decimal part.

FLOOR(7.9112) = 7.000000000000000

FLOOR(-7.9112) = -8.000000000000000

FLOOR(7.0000001) = 7.000000000000000

FLOOR(-7.0000001) = -8.000000000000000

FLOOR(7) = 7.000000000000000

FLOOR(-7) = -7.000000000000000

You can use HEAV(X) to test for negative numbers.

It returns 0 (False) for a negative number and 1 (True) for all others.

HEAV(0) = 1.00

HEAV(7) = 1.00

HEAV(.0000001) = 1.00

HEAV(-.00059) = 0.00

You can use SIGN(X) in a clip to control the sign of another number.

^!Set %Test%=^$Calc(SIGN(^%x%)*^%y%;0)$

If x is greater than zero Test will be equal to y.

If x is zero then Test will be zero.

If x is less than zero then Test will be equal to y with its sign reversed

+/-.

^!Set %Test%=^$Calc(SIGN(^%x%)*ABS(^%y%);0)$

If x is greater than zero Test will be equal to y.

If x is zero then Test will be zero.

If x is less than zero Test will be equal to minus y.

SIGN(8) = 1.00

SIGN(0) = 0.00

SIGN(-3) = -1.00

You can use ZERO(X) to test for a non-zero number.

Returns 0 (False) if the number is a zero and 1 (True) if it is not a zero.

ZERO(0) = 0.00

ZERO(-9) = 1.00

ZERO(.0000000000000001) = 1.00

You can use LZERO(X) to test for a zero.

Returns 1 (True) if the number is a zero and 0 (False) if it is not.

LZERO(0) = 1.00

LZERO(-9) = 0.00

LZERO(.0000000000000001) = 0.00

These are random number generators for games and such.

RND(100)-50 = -13.77 (Random number from -50 to +50)

RANDOM(1)+7 = 7.02 (Random number from 7 to 8)

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END OF THE EXAMPLES OF NOTETAB'S MATH OPERATOR AND FUNCTION USAGES

Regards,

Larry

larryt@...