Calculator Error?

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  1. Bibulous macrumors 6502a

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    As I try to calculate the number of servings in a bottle and a half of wine, I enter into the OS X 10.3.8 Calculator:

    .75 X 1.5 = (1.125)
    convert volume (1.125) liters to fluid ounce = (38.0408135625)
    Divide (38.0408135625) by 4 = (script line# 45)

    I use this program all the time for simple calculations, and I remember hearing about other issues with this program. How reliable is this program and has anyone seen other errors?

    (did I use the word program, yep x3)

    Now it's #14 ?WTH
     
  2. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    i get a diff error !
     

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  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    He-he, I got a different error...

    The paper trail hints that the problem might be related to the conversion, and not the following division:
    Code:
    .75 * 1.5
    = 1.125
     
    1.125(1.125 * 33.8140564999999995) / 4
    = (script line# 7)
    /
    4
    Because if you copy the convertet result, and then divide by 4 it works fine:
    Code:
    38.0408135625 / 4
    = 9.510203390625
     
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  5. Doctor Q Administrator

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    #5
    I get script errors all the time when trying to use the exponentiation (x^y) function. I don't think Calculator is a very robust product.

    How can Apple maintain programs like Final Cut Pro without having the ability to make a calculator work? :confused:
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm thinking that in comparison to team Calculator, team FCP gets a few more of the big guns programmers. ;) Maybe they should just open-source the calculator....
     
  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Originally, the Calculator code, as well as TextEdit, were included for developer examples.

    I can't imagine that it can be quite so flaky but no one is getting paid to fix it. I suppose it shouldn't be a big deal for some since PCalc2 was part of the PowerMac/PowerBook software bundle.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I'd call this spam, but it's too strange to be spam. :p Well, at least they don't use Reverse Polish Notation.... :D
     
  9. clayj macrumors 604

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    Hey now, don't be doggin' RPN. I still have a Hewlett-Packard HP28C that I've had since 1989 or so... still works like a champ. 15 ENTER 12 PLUS, baby. :)
     
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  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Google is becoming the Borg of the internet....I'm beginning to think resistance *is* futile. :)
     

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