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Calctor December 19, 2006

Posted by gordonwatts in computers, physics.

I no longer own a seperate calculator. I’m hooked on Excel for most of my simple calculations: I really like that I can setup a calculations and make minor modifications and have it feed through. But it is often too heavy-weight for the simple stuff I need to calculate.

For the past two months I’ve been using a program called Calctor (Windows only). It is a simple calculator that is based on typing in things like “x=10” and “2*x” — and then you can modify x and it will automatically update the 2*x answer. it is light weight, fast, and you can even save calculations (though I rarely do). Oh. And free. 🙂



1. Mike Procario - December 19, 2006

I have downloaded it and tried it out. Nice.

2. Nate Bottman - December 20, 2006

Isn’t Maple streamlined enough?

3. gordonwatts - December 20, 2006

Actually, Maple would be good — but I’ve never used it, and it is a rather large program (i.e. I think of having to do some work to learn it). A friend of mine, another prof, swears by it and MathCad.

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