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Yochanan
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2005-11-07, 16:44

Title.

Is there any way to get the calculator app to show group separators (i.e. commas or dots)?

If not is there a calculator app that does have them?
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julesstoop
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2005-11-07, 16:53

The little calculator-widget in Dashboard shows them.
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Yochanan
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2005-11-07, 17:28

Yeah I've used that one, but using the dashboard for calculations is just annoying. I've noticed that copying the results from the regular calculator app and pasting them into something else shows numbers with commas. WTF?

I figure there's got to be a terminal hack or something that'll allow you to do it with the calculator app. Or someone somewhere else produced an alternate app that does what I want. Google searches turn up nothing in terms of apps.

Last edited by Yochanan : 2005-11-07 at 17:42.
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Yochanan
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2005-11-10, 08:51

Thanks for the help anyway julesstoop. I'll probably just take this request up with Apple.
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Koodari
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2005-11-10, 09:36

Just a little heads up for you guys: Evaluate 0.95. Doesn't have separators, but distinctly better than the default calculator widget. It looks like Calculator.app's tape, but takes input directly. Has variables and basic Javascript math functions: sin(), exp(), etc.

Is dot a group separator anywhere? I'm under the impression the separator is comma in the US, space in Europe...
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2005-11-10, 15:12

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Originally Posted by Koodari
Is dot a group separator anywhere? I'm under the impression the separator is comma in the US, space in Europe...
It's dot (.) in Europe (Germany, at least). Sometimes, space ( ) or single quote (') are considered international conventions to avoid ambiguity (e.g., 12.435 could mean both twelve-thousand and something as well as twelve point something -- but 12'435 is clear).
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Yochanan
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2005-11-10, 15:33

Thanks for the info Koodari, where can I find Evaluate?

chucker, 12'435 looks like 12 minutes, 4 seconds and 35 hundredths of a second.
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2005-11-10, 15:36

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Originally Posted by Yochanan
Thanks for the info Koodari, where can I find Evaluate?

chucker, 12'435 looks like 12 minutes, 4 seconds and 35 hundredths of a second.
That would be 12'4"35
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Koodari
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2005-11-11, 09:48

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Originally Posted by Yochanan
Thanks for the info Koodari, where can I find Evaluate?
http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/

Calculate & Convert -> Evaluate

Hex Calculator looks good too, I'm installing that now.
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Yochanan
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2005-11-12, 04:10

Anything not Dashboard? I can't stand using Dashboard for involved calculations.
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Yochanan
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2005-12-05, 09:42

Just one bump, just in case.
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