newRPL: Output to a text console
01-12-2017, 08:54 PM
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 DavidM Senior Member Posts: 757 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: newRPL: Output to a text console
I believe this is a worthy goal. I'll be interested in seeing if others perceive the same need for this, though. My use of calculators nowadays is probably far less
"math-focused" than most here.

Several recent programs I've worked on seem to have all benefited from presenting multi-line output in the form of a large string object that was then displayed using the 50g's built-in editor (SysRPL InputLine). This allows the user to scroll the text as needed to see the output, which has a very natural feel to it IMHO. A console would fit nicely with this model, and could perhaps extend it to be more interactive as well (allowing, say, input as well as output).

An example of where a console would have been handy:

I recently created a "Body Metrics" program to help me track my Body Mass Index and several related measurements. I used an input form to present/edit the five variables, then a series of 9 items are determined from that input and presented (along with the original values) in list form. As I also have a printer handy, this list can be printed at the touch of a button. Having a console to display the info would have been very useful, especially if that console enabled features such as navigation/scrolling and printing.

To help illustrate this, here's the input form (obviously not my data ):

...part of the output (scrolled down) on the display:

...and the actual text of the output:
Code:
------------------------ Gender: Female Age:    35 yr Weight: 59.0 kg Height: 162.6 cm ActLvl: Active ------------------------ BMI:    22.31 kg/m^2 Nrm Wt: 48.9 - 66.1 kg Class:  Normal Weight IBW:    54.7 kg ABW:    N/A LBW:    42.1 kg BSA:    1.648 m^2 BMR:    1270 kcal DlyCal: 2190 kcal

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 Messages In This Thread newRPL: Output to a text console - Claudio L. - 01-12-2017, 06:55 PM RE: newRPL: Output to a text console - Francois Lanciault - 01-12-2017, 08:37 PM RE: newRPL: Output to a text console - DavidM - 01-12-2017 08:54 PM RE: newRPL: Output to a text console - Claudio L. - 01-13-2017, 03:26 AM RE: newRPL: Output to a text console - rprosperi - 01-13-2017, 07:36 PM RE: newRPL: Output to a text console - Vtile - 01-13-2017, 10:37 AM RE: newRPL: Output to a text console - Claudio L. - 01-13-2017, 02:19 PM RE: newRPL: Output to a text console - Claudio L. - 01-13-2017, 03:14 PM RE: newRPL: Output to a text console - Han - 01-13-2017, 03:22 PM RE: newRPL: Output to a text console - Claudio L. - 01-13-2017, 04:40 PM RE: newRPL: Output to a text console - Han - 01-13-2017, 08:12 PM RE: newRPL: Output to a text console - Claudio L. - 01-13-2017, 10:35 PM RE: newRPL: Output to a text console - Claudio L. - 01-14-2017, 03:36 PM

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