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Requesting Suggestions for Online Programs - RF Cafe Forums

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 Post subject: Requesting Suggestions for Online Programs
Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:06 pm 
 
Lieutenant

Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:02 pm
Posts: 2
Hi, everybody.

I am looking for suggestions as to what kinds of (small) computer programs people would find handy.

As a hobby, I write small computer programs. I am now hoping to write a few for online use, posted as Javascript or PHP calculators.

So I am now looking for suggestions as to what kinds of calculators you would find useful.

Assume you do not have access to MATLAB or Maple. A hand calculator can do a lot, but it is not the most inconvenient interface. For example, a “3 Equations in 3 Unknowns” system can be programmed into many hand calculators, but a convenient web calculator, designed specifically for this particular problem is much nicer—quickly enter the numbers, click a “Solve” button, and you’re done.

Do you find yourself doing the same calculations over and over again, wishing a simple program were available that could eliminate many of your keystrokes? If so please let me know about them.

Regards,


David B.


 
  
 
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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:04 pm 
 
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Greetings DavidB:

I posted a link on the RF Cafe homepage directly to your topic to hopefully prompt a lot of response. It would be nice to get an extensive collection of online applets.

I will be glad to host them on RF Cafe if you do not have a website, or, let me know when you have some ready and I'll be glad to link to them.

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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:01 pm 
Heres a suggestion. Make "real" versions of all the ones Kirt has that are done in that @%$^*!@ Microsoft OWC format. Sorry Kirt, but its MS I hate for creating proprietary stuff like that.


 
  
 
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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:12 pm 
 
Lieutenant

Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:02 pm
Posts: 2
Some of those programs look pretty good. Do they get a lot of use? Which ones are the most popular? I have a few additional ones in mind. For example, Fourier Transforms, Bessel Functions, etc.

Somebody also suggested N Equation in N Unknowns in which the unknowns are complex. They mentioned such systems are solved when doing signal analysis. (I have no personal experience with these situations, so I am also curious: when DO such systems arise? A specific example would be much appreciated). Before going ahead to write such routines, I would like to get an idea how popular they would be.

In any case, I am still looking forward to receiving suggestions, perhaps with a brief comment about how popular you think it would be, the application in which you use it, etc.

Regards,

David B.




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