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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:08 pm    Post subject: Pi Reply with quote

I'm not sure if this is linux wide or just Ubuntu again...

...but where exactly is the pi button on the calculator?

Even the calculator I had when I was 11 had a pi button (that was 25 years ago). Ok, maybe there are too many digits, but surely they can keep to an acceptable approximation. 20 digits ought to be enough for even the most discerning nerd. Laughing

Is it really too much to ask? Has pi been removed from the linux curriculum. That would be irrational! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know about Ubuntu specifically but on my Gnome calculator on Fedora you have to switch to anyhthing other than "Basic" to get a pi button (view/Advanced|Scientific|Financial|Programming)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Pi Reply with quote

heiowge wrote:
or just Ubuntu again...


Maybe your Ubuntu, but not my Ubuntu.

Calculator > Mode menu > Advanced. The Pi button uses the Greek symbol. It's just above the = button.

At least that's how it is in Maverick which I'm posting from. Can't say if it's the same in Lucid or Karmic.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eek Calculator Ctrl+S Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10.04



It's also missing in the other calculator modes.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
Eek Calculator Ctrl+S Wink


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oops Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm. Looks as though you'll have to upgrade to 10.10:


It's too late now, but I'll boot into 10.04 tomorrow and see what I get.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't sweat it. Maybe it'll fix itself for MM, but atm it's just silly not having it.

They should have a constant button with a menu with most used constants on it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

posted too soon for me!

Actually, I'm considering a switch - maybe Debian. Unless I can fix the awkward sound on my PC, I can't use it as needed.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heiowge wrote:
I wouldn't sweat it. Maybe it'll fix itself for MM, but atm it's just silly not having it.


Agreed, but I'll tell you what's unfixed in MM. It was only this afternoon that I found a nifty crop utility for images in 10.04's gthumb. Much less unwieldy than loading up the GIMP. Trying to crop that screenshot, I found that Maverick's gthumb is completely different - couldn't find crop at all. And a handy rename utility has disappeared as well.

I wish they wouldn't bugger about with perfectly good functionality.

Grrrr!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell me about it. I would love to roll back to 8.04 so my sound would work again. Rolling Eyes

...but then my wifi wouldn't Laughing

As for cropping. It took me long enough to get the hang of doing it in GIMP. Then they removed it from the install! Mad

It becomes one of my must haves when I reinstall. Along with Ubuntu Tweak, Google Earth and wormux.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

heiowge wrote:

They should have a constant button with a menu with most used constants on it.


Like the one in your screenshot you mean? That button with Con on it? The one with a good selection of constants, including pi? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

heiowge wrote:
towy71 wrote:
Eek Calculator Ctrl+S Wink




Click on Con (left middle)

Lots of constants, including pi!. Yay.


(took me 5 secs to find. Must be my young brain Very Happy )

Edit:
Opps didn't read the post before this... Surprised
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it, thanks. I have to admit it's well hidden. I never spotted it. Even with my comment. Embarassed I guess 11:30 at night is too late to be hunting for these things after all! Laughing
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