Tag Archives: Calc

A Handy Calc Tip

As I wrote three weeks ago in these two posts, I’ve renewed my efforts to become semi-proficient with Calc. On the one hand, it’s not that hard. By default, it’s simply a stack based RPN calculator of the sort that … Continue reading

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More Calc Recipes

Yesterday’s post on calc generated an interesting discussion in the comments. Frequent commentor Phil offers a particularly nice example of an easy way to add up a row or column of numbers. That’s something that while it doesn’t come up … Continue reading

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Some Calc Features

I haven't written about Emacs Calc for a while but I find myself using it all the time. It's one of the lesser known secrets of Emacs and that's too bad. You can use it as a quick calculator in … Continue reading

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Chris Wellons on Emacs and RSA

Chris Wellons likes to make Emacs do unexpected things (see 1, 2, and 3 for instance). His latest example is an implementation of the RSA public key algorithm in Emacs Calc. It's only a toy implementation, of course, but the … Continue reading

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Calc Tutorial Video

Karthik C has a very nice video entitled Emacs-Calc: The Poor Man's Mathematica. It's a tutorial on some of the features of Emacs calc. He begins by covering the basic stack machine nature of calc and how to perform simple … Continue reading

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A Handy Calc Tip

mxavier has a nifty tip for calc: Tiny but nice #emacs TIL: in calc-mode, y will insert the current calculation into the buffer from which you called calc-mode. — mxavier (@mxavier) June 12, 2015 It's hard to put a lot … Continue reading

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Calc Quick Reference

In a comment to one of my posts on calc, Sue D. Nymme (love that handle) mentioned that he was working on a quick reference for calc and kindly provided a sneak preview. Now he reports that he's ready to … Continue reading

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Calc Update

I've written before that I've started learning Calc. That last post was after I'd worked through the introductory material (which is, itself, quite dense). I've now completed the first three sections of the tutorial covering Basic Tutorial (RPN, stack, algebraic … Continue reading

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Discovering Calc

As some of you know, learning more about about calc has been on my TODO list for sometime (that's literally true—it's in my agenda). I last wrote about it just last week. I've finally stopped procrastinating and starting learning calc. … Continue reading

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Yet Another Reason...

… I've got to learn calc: Emacs Calc has probability distribution functions (ltp, utp), but alas no inverses. https://t.co/eiIArll7pL Still, pretty impressive. #emacs — Barton Yadlowski (@bmorphism) February 28, 2015 I keep finding more reasons I should spend some time on … Continue reading

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