Category : Science and Education
Archive   : UNIT.ZIP
Filename : README.U

Output of file : README.U contained in archive : UNIT.ZIP
Hello, sorry, but no formal man page at this time...
Enclosed, however, is a units conversion program I wrote.
It allows you to convert lots of units to lots of other units...
It is fairly self explainatory. It inquires which type of unit
conversion you are interested in, such as length etc... and then
asks for the specific unit such as "inches". Then, it asks
how many inches.... the result is a table converting n number of
inches to every other unit of length the program is familiar with.

It also has a chart option, which allows you to create charts
of say... mph vs m/sec for 23 mph through 45 mph in increments of
2 mph etc...

It includes lots of units... even things like footcandles, stones
etc... It also does error-checking (and correction if possible) of
user inputs.

It is easily expandable to include more unit types, by editing
the include file unit_table.h.

I hope lots of people will use this, and send me all sorts of
enhancement requests/bug reports etc... so I will be motivated
to improve it, and add a real man page a re-post it with all
the fixes/enhancements from the net. I like it, and I hope
you do to. The biggest bug is that it uses an ansi escape sequence
to clear the screen before each menu... this is obviously a big
kludge since I obviously should have used curses, but my pc doesn't
have curses!

One other bug is that the main menu is hardwired into u.c, it should
(for ease of enhancement) be loaded in from the data in unit_table.h...

I have tested the program under 4.3BSD, Sun 3.0, MS-DOS, VMS 4.5
and Plexus System III.... it should be portable to just about



Gregory R. Simpson

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  3 Responses to “Category : Science and Education
Archive   : UNIT.ZIP
Filename : README.U

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