Calculator for MBP

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  1. MacbookWoo macrumors member

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    I know I have one in the widgets, Is there a calculator that anyone prefers?? Actually if there is a way to just use the one I have in my widgets without having to pull up the dashboard that would be okay too... I need a calculator without it being on the dash!!!!!
     
  2. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    I just type whatever I need to calculate into Spotlight, it's much much faster for me that way.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Why not try the one in the Applications folder?
     
  4. Fireproof! macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I was thinking. I have mine on my dock for quick access...
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's WAY too easy! C'mon! Come up with something really complex and difficult! :D Woof!
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    As do I
     
  7. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Applications/Calculator is the Apple application. It has scientific, RPN, and programmer modes, as well as conversions.

    As for 3rd party, there are a multitude out there. I have PCalc and a few others.

    edit: +1 for Spotlight. I use that quite often for simple calculations. Also, I do keep Calculator in my Dock for quick access.
     
  8. spinnerlys Guest

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    Brain? At least for the logarithmic stuff.

    Or a slide rule (online dictionary also said sliding rule) in combination with an abacus.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Things have sure changed since the "old days". I remember when I had to do hexadecimal math in my head! (and I still have a slide rule and an abacus, but they don't help exacerbate my carpal tunnel syndrome like a keyboard and mouse do!) :D
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You two are cute. :rolleyes:
     
  11. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    slide rule
     
  12. spinnerlys Guest

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    The dictionary said sliding rule, but after looking it up via other means, you are correct.

    Thanks.
     
  13. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I always have Terminal open in one of my Spaces, so another option is "bc".

    Example:
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    $ echo '57+43' | bc
    100
    
    Although, unless I was actively using Terminal, I'd still use Spotlight for text-based calculations.
     
  14. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Spotlight FTW! :D For simple calculations Spotlight is the quickest route to your computation needs. Just remember your order of execution rules. ;)
     
  15. MacbookWoo thread starter macrumors member

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    LMAO!!!! Hilarious, who would've thunk it?
     
  16. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Is it bad that my first thought was "That doesn't work on Vbulletin?" Geez, and I haven't even been to 4chan. And yeah, Spotlight calculator for the win. Now if only I could remember the syntax for....hey wait, ^ does exponents in Spotlight now! Didn't that used to...not work?
     
  17. spinnerlys Guest

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    It does work, but not as far as this: 2^2^2^2^2 . Hmm.
     
  18. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    I LOVE it! Especially the RPN part. It's in my dock as well. One caveat is that it is very clunky of you don't have a numeric keypad.
     
  19. Hypex macrumors newbie

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    Simple math ---> Spotlight
    Medium simple math ---> Applicaton/Calculator
    High level math ---> Mathematica
    Engineering math ---> Matlab
     

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