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Postby heiowge » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:08 pm

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. :lol:

Is it really too much to ask? Has pi been removed from the linux curriculum. That would be irrational! :wink:
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Postby MartyBartfast » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:15 pm

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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Re: Pi

Postby RedWillow » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:19 pm

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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Postby towy71 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:25 pm

Eek Calculator Ctrl+S :wink:
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Postby heiowge » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:28 pm

10.04

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It's also missing in the other calculator modes.
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Postby heiowge » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:31 pm

towy71 wrote:Eek Calculator Ctrl+S :wink:


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Postby towy71 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:39 pm

oops :oops:
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Postby RedWillow » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:41 pm

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

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It's too late now, but I'll boot into 10.04 tomorrow and see what I get.
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Postby heiowge » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:42 pm

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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Postby heiowge » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:44 pm

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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Postby RedWillow » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:49 pm

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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Postby heiowge » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:54 pm

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

...but then my wifi wouldn't :lol:

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

It becomes one of my must haves when I reinstall. Along with Ubuntu Tweak, Google Earth and wormux.
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Postby Rhakios » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:56 pm

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? :roll:
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:08 am

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


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Click on Con (left middle)

Lots of constants, including pi!. Yay.


(took me 5 secs to find. Must be my young brain :D )

Edit:
Opps didn't read the post before this... :o
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Postby heiowge » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:20 am

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