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The motivation for writing CalDims was to have an easy to use calculation tool that has support for units.
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CalDims is a flexible and easy to use calculation tool that has support for units.
   
==The calculator's features==
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== The calculator's features ==
   
 
* Support for user defined basic units and derrived units
 
* Support for user defined basic units and derrived units
 
* user defined functions
 
* user defined functions
* work sheets can be modified/saved via shell
 
* (1/3)*3 == 1 (No rounding errors)
 
 
* built-in feature to simplify units
 
* built-in feature to simplify units
 
* easy unit-conversion
 
* easy unit-conversion
   
==Planned features for future releases==
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== Example session ==
   
* More datatypes (boolean, string)
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<haskell>
* a GUI
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> # A bird is moving 1 meter per second, how far will it be in 2 hours?
* Undo/Redo
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> 1m/s * 2h | m
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7200 m
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> # A 60 Watt electric light is burning 2 hours a day. How much energy is consumed in one week?
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> 60 W * 2 h / d * 7 d | J
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3024000 J
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> # What's that in Watt hours?
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> 60 W * 2 h / d * 7 d | W h
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840 W h
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> #How much is it in a year (we derrive `year` first)
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> year := 365 d
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ok.
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> 60 W * 2 h / d * 1 year | W h
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43799.99999999999 W h
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> # Bits and bytes are not defined. We do so:
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> \u bit
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ok, but an object has changed
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> byte := 8 bit
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ok, but an object has changed
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> kbyte := 1024 byte
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ok.
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> mbyte := 1024 kbyte
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ok.
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> 2 mbyte | -
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16777216 bit
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> 2 mbyte | kbyte
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2048 kbyte
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</haskell>
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== Sources ==
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Sources are availables at HackageDB:
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http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/caldims
   
==Releases==
 
 
===CalDims 0.9===
 
Sources:
 
 
http://m13s07.vlinux.de/releases/CalDims/0.9/CalDims-0.9.tar.gz
 
 
Binary for Linux x86-32:
 
 
http://m13s07.vlinux.de/releases/CalDims/0.9/caldims
 
 
==Contact==
 
 
If you need support, have suggestions or patches, feel free to contact the author:
 
 
http://m13s07.vlinux.de/darcs/CalDims/email.png
 
 
The darcs repository is at
 
 
darcs http://m13s07.vlinux.de/darcs/CalDims
 
   
 
[[Category:Applications]]
 
[[Category:Applications]]

Latest revision as of 18:47, 1 February 2009

CalDims is a flexible and easy to use calculation tool that has support for units.

[edit] 1 The calculator's features

  • Support for user defined basic units and derrived units
  • user defined functions
  • built-in feature to simplify units
  • easy unit-conversion

[edit] 2 Example session

> # A bird is moving 1 meter per second, how far will it be in 2 hours?
> 1m/s * 2h | m
7200 m
> # A 60 Watt electric light is burning 2 hours a day. How much energy is consumed in one week?
> 60 W * 2 h / d * 7 d | J
3024000 J
> # What's that in Watt hours?
> 60 W * 2 h / d * 7 d | W h
840 W h
> #How much is it in a year (we derrive `year` first)
> year := 365 d
ok.
> 60 W * 2 h / d * 1 year | W h
43799.99999999999 W h
> # Bits and bytes are not defined. We do so:
> \u bit
ok, but an object has changed
> byte := 8 bit
ok, but an object has changed
> kbyte := 1024 byte
ok.
> mbyte := 1024 kbyte
ok.
> 2 mbyte | -
16777216 bit
> 2 mbyte | kbyte
2048 kbyte

[edit] 3 Sources

Sources are availables at HackageDB: http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/caldims