|Burning Question of great importance: Variables before equations or not?|
Message #1 Posted by J.C. Boco on 3 Nov 2006, 7:04 p.m.
In the past I would store equations. Say 6 different equations named: Stress Strain Sig. PLAE Interia Moment
Ok. Now each of these guys has about 4 variables. Some of then would be: Sig N P L A E Q Esig Mom I All of these guys are numbers of some sort.
Now in the past, I would order the directory such that the equations appeared first, followed by the variables. That way when I enter the directory I can immediately see what equations I have their by their name. If I needed to recall a variable, I'd just hit the next button once (or twice) until I get to them.
Lately I've been having my variables FIRST in the lineup. That way, when I use the results of one variable for some manual calculations, they are already in the "front row" and are easily accessed. But the drawback is that in order to view my equations, I now need to hit next once or twice (or more often, three times since there are so many variables to scroll through) before I get to the equations.
So I'm just wondering.... how do you guys to it? I'm wondering if the camps are split 50/50, or if people tend to prefer one method over another.