Dec 182017
Math v2.0 command line calculator with 10 user-defined functions. Perform complex calculations from the DOS prompt.
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Math v2.0 command line calculator with 10 user-defined functions. Perform complex calculations from the DOS prompt.
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READ.ME 3561 1677 deflated

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Contents of the READ.ME file

This is mathematical expressions calculator. You can use it at DOS
prompt just like this:
math 4*sin(30)/(5-1)
math /h will display a short help message.
math /r 2^3/cos(pi)

/r tells the program to use radians. Above means "2 raised to power 3
divided by cos(3.1415926536), the result is -8.

You can use it also interactively by entering only:


You will then see the welcome screen. Next you can continue entering
expressions and watching results, possibly using 26 memory registers
(named with single letter a..z) available to store intermediate

Version 2.0 adds possibility to define 10 user functions. To use this
feature start interactive math and type:


The name of a function may be a combination of 2 to 6 letters and
digits, starting with a letter. p0 to p9 are formal parameters, you
can have from 0 to 10 of this parameters. Examples of function

def:ctan(p0) = 1/tan(p0) defines function cotangent
def:const=-15.67 defines some constant
def:doubx=2*x returns double contents of register x
def:dst(p0,p1) = sqrt(p0*p0 + p1*p1)

You can use these functions in your calculations like this:

5 + dst(3*5.7, cos(25)*x)

You can also separate several expressions with commas. They will be
executed in sequence and the last result will be printed. Example:

x = 2, y = x+3, y + y

will print 10.

Standard functions:
acos(x) arccosine of x
asin(x) arcsine of x
atan(x) arctangent of x
cos(x) cosine of x
sin(x) sine of x
tan(x) tangent of x
deg(x) change radians into degrees
rad(x) change degrees into radians
exp(x) exponential value of x (base is math e=2.71828183 constant)
ln(x) natural logarithm of x (base e)
log(x) base 10 logarithm of x
sqrt(x) square root of x (x must be positive or 0)
abs(x) absolute (non-negative) value of x
cosh(x) hyperbolic cosine of x
sinh(x) hyperbolic sine of x
tanh(x) hyperbolic tangent of x
pi PI constant (3.1415926536...)
last previously calculated value

+(add) -(subtract, minus) *(multiply) /(divide) ^(exponent)
'=' assigns a value to one letter memory register (for later use), e.g.
x = sin(30)/(5*log(2) - 2^3)

One letter commands:
/d set angle unit to Degrees /q Quit (or press Ctrl-C)
(default at start) /r set angle unit to Radians
/h to see Help /s Show a...z memory registers
/f display User Defined Functions

You can get a registered version of this software, which allows saving and
reloading of MEC sessions (with user defined functions, register values and
LAST value). Registered version also saves everything in a default file on
each exit and restores it on each enter, even if used from DOS prompt. It
is available from the author for just $10.00 registration fee.

The source of this software in clear ANSII standard C is also available
from the author for just $20.00 (compile for other OS or append to your
application). All comments are welcome, please contact:
Greg Kochaniak, 3793-B Logans Ferry Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Voice:(412) 325-4001 after 6:00 pm Eastern time
Data: PROTOOL BBS (412) 856-1420 300-2400 baud N,8,1
EXEC-PC BBS (414) 789-4210
Internet: [email protected]

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