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Freeware unit conversion/calculator tool alpha release

Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by nospam, Jan 6, 2005.

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  1. nospam

    nospam Guest

    Some time ago in sci.electronics.misc (or somewhere in sci.electronics.)
    there was a thread about unit conversion tools and I mentioned I was
    developing yet another such tool.

    I found time some time to tidy it up and have released an alpha version.

    The supplied read me about covers it (apart from that it is for Win32):-


    uSheet 1.0 Alpha

    YOU NEED TO READ THIS!

    uSheet started out as yet another unit conversion program.

    I wanted a compact and user friendly interface for day to day
    conversions, not a reference book of unit conversions with a
    built in calculator.

    For this reason uSheet is configurable, it can convert mm to
    fathoms and furlongs but will not unless it is configured to
    do so.

    While devising the configuration system I realised uSheet
    could be made into rather more than a units conversion tool.
    It was looking more like a microscopic spreadsheet and was
    named to reflect this.

    Everything uSheet knows comes from its configuration text file
    uSheet.cfg. This file can be edited with notepad and contains
    brief information on its format and example 'sheets'.

    Do not rely on the accuracy of the supplied calculations and
    conversions I have not checked them.

    I hope the uSheet user interface is obvious. Just click on
    a Value cell, enter values and hit return to recalculate the
    sheet. If you are not using a mouse the F2 key is used to
    enter and leave cell editing mode.

    uSheet is freeware see License.txt

    Known problems:
    1. When changing sheets the initial values may be garbled.
    2. There are occasional glitches with rounding errors, 0.00
    may be converted to -0.00 for example.


    You can discuss, get support, and the latest version of uSheet
    from

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/usheetall
     
  2. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    [snip]

    Look up a very convenient program called "Convert".

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  3. nospam

    nospam Guest

    "Convert" is a good example of why I wrote uSheet.
     
  4. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    Look up a very convenient program called "Convert".
    Too generic a name IMHO--kinda like Word or Windows.
    http://www.joshmadison.com/software/

    nospam has a lot of work to do to catch up with this old gem.
    22 categories.
     
  5. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    I've been using it for years... very handy!

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  6. nospam

    nospam Guest

    Configuring uSheet to provide every conversion offered by Convert would be
    a couple of hours of typing, but, I have no desire to subject uSheet users
    to the many 'essential' conversions such as nanometers to nautical miles
    and gigawatthours to attojoules provided by Convert.

    uSheet has an unlimited number of 'categories' and can provide useful
    conversions such as meters to feet and inches, fractional inches to mm, and
    decimal degrees to d:m:s. uSheet can do sales tax, enter one of gross, net,
    or tax amounts and see the other two immediately calculated. All of this
    is beyond Convert's capabilities.

    It isn't a question of catching up. uSheet by design doesn't look like much
    but is actually in a different league.
     
  7. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    It's a free, free world... run your product up the flag pole and see
    if anyone salutes it. Personally I do my bookkeeping with Quicken and
    QuickBooks.

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  8. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    I do my bookkeeping with Quicken and QuickBooks.
    I thought Republicans were supposed to be anit-communists.
    Intuit. Yuck!
    After their C-Dilla escapade, I can't imagine anyone giving them money.
    ....and that was after all their other nonsense.
    http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid...hold=5&mode=nocomment&commentsort=0&op=Change
    (I'm pretty sure Michael Crawford (the boss at goingware) is a Repug.)
     
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  10. jason

    jason Guest

    Could you provide the link again? Your original post must have expired
    from my server. Thanks.
     
  11. nospam

    nospam Guest

  12. JeffM

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