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CALC 10S

Command Line Calculator

Shareware Version

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The non-shareware version (CALC 10CL) includes full ANSI C source

code. You can use this as a model for including mathematical

expression parsing in programs that you develop. It also includes

the following functions which are not available in the command line

version:

ABS Absolute value

ACOS Arccosine

ALOG Antilogarithm (base 10)

ASIN Arcsine

ATAN Arctangent

COS Cosine

COSH Hyperbolic cosine

DEG Radian to degree conversion

EXP Antilogarithm (base e)

LN Natural logarithm

LOG Logarithm (base 10)

RAD Degree to radian conversion

SIN Sine

SINH Hyperbolic Sine

SQ Squaring function

SQRT Square root

TAN Tangent

TANH Hyperbolic tangent

More features will be continually added.

Using CALC 10S

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Expressions to be evaluated are entered on the command line in

algebraic form. Valid operations include:

+ Add

- Subtract

* Multiply

/ Divide

^ Raise to a power

Parentheses can also be used to group expressions. A typical

execution of CALC 10S might be:

CALC (2.49+1.08E-3)*4/(3.1E+2-4.09)

CALC 10S responds:

Expression: (2.49+1.08E-3)*4/(3.1E+2-4.09)

Result: 0.0325727174659214

Notice that exponents can be used in numbers. 1.08E-3 means

1.08 x 10^(-3)

Order of operations.

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CALC 10S follows strict procedures for evaluating expressions. '^'

operations are evaluated first. Unary minus (a negative sign on an

expression) is evaluated next. Multiplication and Division are then

evaluated. If there are multiply '*' and '/' operations in

succession, these are evaluated left to right. Next, addition and

subtraction are evaluated left to right.

You can change the order of evaluation by adding parentheses around

expressions which you want to be evaluated first. CALC 10S sees

'()', '[]', and '{}' as equivalent.

Examples:

1/2*3 Evaluates as (1/2)*3 = 1.5

1/(2*3) Evaluates as 1/6

1+2*3 Evaluates as 1+(2*3) = 7

-1+2 Evaluates as (-1)+2 = 1

2^1/2 Evaluates as (2^1)/2 = 1

2^(1/2) Evaluates as the square root of 2

Numbers

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Numbers may include a mantissa and an exponent. The mantissa can include an initial minus sign ('-') if it is negative, digits and

a decimal point. Mantissas are what we usually call ordinary

decimal numbers such as 3.1416, 2.71, and -1.414.

Very large and very small numbers can be expressed by adding an

exponent. To add an exponent to a mantissa, follow it immediately

by a letter 'E' and then the signed value of the exponent. A

negative exponent means the decimal point should be evaluated to

left of its position in the mantissa, and a positive exponent means

the decimal point will be evaluated to the right of its position in

the mantissa. The number of places to move is given by the number

specified for the exponent.

Examples:

1.14E+4 means 11400

1.14E-4 means 0.000114

-2.414E0 means -2.414 (here the exponent is not

necessary)

-8.9E+27 means -8900000000000000000000000000

Errors

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You will get various errors if you attempt to do undefined

operations such as dividing by 0 (CALC 1/0) or taking the square

root of a negative number (CALC (-1)^(1/2)).

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