Ipod touch: graphing calculator

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by Jake91, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Jake91 macrumors member

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    Is it possible for someone to create an application that can perform at least some of the basic graphing calculator functions such as using cosine, sine, tangent in equations? I think this would be an excellent addition.
     
  2. Shurt macrumors newbie

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    Agreed. Then I could use my iTouch while in Math class and surf the net :p
     
  3. Jake91 thread starter macrumors member

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    hahaha, exactly what I was thinking. Plus I could show it off then, lol.

    Anyways, any of you experts have anything to say?
     
  4. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    i try to make that graphing on my site for the iphone but it went wrong
     
  5. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    If you need those basic functions, go buy a scientific calculator for under $10. Just because this thing runs OS X seems to make people think that it needs to be able to do everything. It's good enough as it is... it's just an iPod.
     
  6. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    because an ipod touch gives you music, web, chat, video, and one day graphing functions and you can tell your teacher to buzz off
     
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I could see that as being an excellent app on the iPhone. Just look at the PEMDAS widget.

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    It's quite beautiful for a scientific calc (sans graphing function). You could try appealing to the devs of it and see if there is any possibility. Most likely they'll want to wait until a true dev kit comes out, if one ever does.
     
  8. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    There are also rumors of a developer kit coming in January. That might make something like this more feasible.
     
  9. Jake91 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I was thinking. I didn't think you could have it actually graph it and show it to you in a diagram, but at least perform the functions of the widget.
     
  10. h4cky0u macrumors member

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    Well it works on the Touch :)
     
  11. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    that is a great widget i have never seen before, and would be a great for an ipod touch
     
  12. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    You can't graph with it. To clarify write the devs and see if they are even interested in adding a graphing function to the widget.

    I didn't realize you could run it on the touch. Sweet!

    Yeah it is! 10 times better than the default Calc widget (which is buggy).
     
  13. Jake91 thread starter macrumors member

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    Not what I meant. What I was asking is basically if you could put that widget on the ipt as an application, so you could perform those functions.
     
  14. Jake91 thread starter macrumors member

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    Not what I meant. What I was asking is basically if you could put that widget on the ipt as an application, so you could perform those functions.
     
  15. Schnebar macrumors 6502

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    yeah I second that I want an excuse to whip it out in class.

    There is one scientific cal made for the itouch where you can save it all in like the URL.

    But graphing would be the best
     
  16. joshi3joshi macrumors regular

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    i forget the name, but in installer.app, there is a program that allows widgets on mac osX to run. it is near the bottom of the whole list. if we use that app and then put the PEDMAS widget on the ipod touch, would it work?
     
  17. Shurt macrumors newbie

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  18. parrotheadmjb macrumors 6502

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    where can you download mac osx widgets, are they free, do you have to have a mac ( i have windows)
     
  19. msears1 macrumors newbie

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    If you have wireless, you have calculator...

    I was searching for this same kind of thing (the beginning of the thread), and found this website: http://iphav.com/Calculator/Calculator.html I tried it on my Touch and it works well enough.
     
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  21. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    It wont graph, but it does turn into a scientific calculator if you turn your calculator sideways in 2.0.

    Is that what you meant?
     
  22. jhorton12 macrumors newbie

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    ICalc3D

    Nope, openstackinc released iCalc3D for the touch and iphone 2.0 software. Available now for 4.99 at the appstore under education
     
  23. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    SpaceTime "coming soon."

    From the pictures it looks like it's a powerful grapher.
     
  24. Vigilante macrumors 6502a

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    You made a post for a thread that a guy posted in 10 months ago? I don't think he's still checking this. ;)
     
  25. msears1 macrumors newbie

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    I'm liking it..

    I don't know about the guy that posted, but I'm getting a lot out of this. I've got a class set of touches (I'm a teacher) and if some reliable software comes along, it could save us buying $120 calculators. Keep it coming, please! :)
     

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