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Couple of Really Simple Newbie Questions

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Couple of Really Simple Newbie Questions

>There are ways to fake it, using the symbolic processor
Try
http://twt.mpei.ac.ru/MAS/Worksheets/202_All_Values.mcd
Val
http://twt.mpei.ac.ru/ochkov/v_ochkov.htm
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Couple of Really Simple Newbie Questions

On 6/5/2005 9:03:30 PM, Tom_Gutman wrote:
>>>If it would show equations this way, then it would be possible to just about replace writing most technical documents with Word.<<
>
>You may be looking at this the
>wrong way. The point of
>Mathcad is not the production
>of a high quality presentation
>(although it does do a fairly
>decent job on the
>presentation) but the
>calculations. When I need to
>write a report without
>calculations, with just fixed
>formulas, I prefer Word and
>the MS equation editor. The
>equation editor does a much
>better job of formatting
>equations, with much more
>flexibility (but note that it
>doesn't have to worry about
>actually evaluating any of the
>equations -- it is concerned
>strictly with the
>typographical issues). It's
>the ability to actually
>evaluate the equations,
>numerically and/or
>symbolically, that make
>Mathcad so powerful. If you
>don't need/want/use that
>facility, it is not all that
>useful.
>
>� � � � Tom Gutman

Thank you for your reply!

I still need it for calculations, but it's sad that I'm so close to being able to use it in this dramatically expanded way. I just need a couple of these issues ironed out.

DBD
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Couple of Really Simple Newbie Questions

On 6/6/2005 2:44:43 AM, VFO wrote:
>>There are ways to fake it, using the symbolic processor
>Try
>http://twt.mpei.ac.ru/MAS/Work
>sheets/202_All_Values.mcd
>Val
>http://twt.mpei.ac.ru/ochkov/v
>_ochkov.htm

Thank you for your reply.

Ayyy! Traded one problem for another! Now it has that stupid -> in there instead of an equal sign, making it no good from a presentation standpoint!!!

I think I'm about to give up on my idea of expanding the usage beyond calculations.

DBD
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Couple of Really Simple Newbie Questions

>>I still need it for calculations, but it's sad that I'm so close to being able to use it in this dramatically expanded way. I just need a couple of these issues ironed out.<<
________________

Good thing Mathcad does not work like you want, there would be no Mathcad because nobody would ever have purchased. In fact, you had no task we could help because you had no work sheet !

jmG
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Couple of Really Simple Newbie Questions

On 6/8/2005 8:37:48 AM, jmG wrote:
>Good thing Mathcad does not
>work like you want, there
>would be no Mathcad because
>nobody would ever have
>purchased. In fact, you had no
>task we could help because you
>had no work sheet !
>
>jmG

I am very confused! I don't know what you're talking about.

DBD

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Couple of Really Simple Newbie Questions

On 6/8/2005 8:03:35 AM, DBDavis wrote:

>Ayyy! Traded one problem for another!
>Now it has that stupid -> in there
>instead of an equal sign, making it no
>good from a presentation standpoint!!!

That's the symbolic evaluation Tom alluded to.

Personally, I have no use for the result format you are looking for. Many people have requested it though, so hopefully Mathsoft will implement it at some point.

Richard
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Re: Couple of Really Simple Newbie Questions

A couple of the features you asked for were recently added, in v14 I think:

To get "in-line evaluation" you just press "=" at the end of your definition "F := m.a" and you will see "F := m.z = 6"

However, there have been some bugs reported (and I have also observed) that the evaluation part "= 6" does not recalculate properly, and can therefore show incorrect results. This is too bad. I wanted this feature also, very badly, and was thrilled when they added it, but they blew it. This bug is so bad, I do not use the feature anymore.

Using "symbolic evaluation with keyword" you can get F:= m.a --> 2.3 = 6

However, the procedure needed to get it to look just like this is so contorted, that I also do not use this.

It's too bad that PTC can't implement simple features like this in a bug-free way.

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Re: Couple of Really Simple Newbie Questions

Make "working style",

i.e: Mathcad versions previous the muffed ones.

jmG

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