|Re: Which program do you use the most|
Message #2 Posted by Ed Look on 30 Sept 2011, 3:36 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by David Persinger (US)
I do research in and teach chemistry and physics; I got tired of converting from eV to nm or Å, and so I just wrote a short routine to do this for me. Also, HP calculator constant libraries generally list R, the gas constant in the proper, SI term of joules; and since I often need the ancient, but still oft-used l-atm, there's a little program for that. And then, there's a suite of four that I use often for calculating average, median, mode, maximum, and minimum of a set of data. The mode program is, I guess in today's terminology, still under construction; maybe I'll try to fix it one of these nights now that baseball season is over (although it's been several baseball seasons now!)
one to calculate the Miller Indices (in the Museum program archives!) of planes in cubic crystals from their 2-theta reflections (not for me myself, but I use it generally to make sure students don't pull a fast one). This one took a while to complete (and cubic is EASY); I'm not sure I want to contemplate routines for less symmetric unit cells.