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ok i made a pretty cool DOS calculator (i know its kinda a step backwords from the rpg im working on but i needed a break) and i dont know wether i should post this here because i have seen it been asigned for homework in other places to code one and i dont want to help people cheat (in fact i got the idea from an extra credit project post) so what do ya think i should do? thanks[smile] EDIT:im a little confused why i have 28 views and no aswers, theres not right or wrong answer here its just your opinion [Edited by - raptorstrike on January 8, 2005 8:39:45 PM]

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A quick google search is more than enough for most people to find the code they are looking for, so I do not believe posting your calculator would change anything.

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Just post it. People can choose for themselves whether they want to do their homework or not. Directly helping them by talking to them is a different thing than posting some code.

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The engineering department at the univesity I attend has an idiotic anti-cheating policy for some of it's classes. So I take great pride in posting the complete solutions to all my work on my web-site.

http://homebrew.icarusindie.com:2004/OpenTama/index.php?page=cse120

I post my work for various classes in a number of parts of my web-site. It's my work, I own it, I can do what I want with it.

http://www.icarusindie.com/DoItYourSelf/rtsr/ffi/ffi.binaryadd.php

I had that assignment but in Scheme. It's a binary adder that uses only binary operations. No +/- even for loops and all the logical operations are defined only with true/false statements.

If people can't figure this stuff out on their own, that's their business. It's not your responsibility to keep people from cheating. People "cheat" in the real world all the time. The answer to every question your boss asks is "yes, I can do that." And then you get on Google and figure out how to do it.

So yes, if you want to post it, post it. If people use it to cheat then that's not your problem.

I use the internet all the time to assist me with my homework. Most college textbooks suck so Google does a great job suplementing the book. I find the answers, make sure I understand the answers, and then do well on tests because I have a better understanding of the material. If I find the solution to a problem but don't understand the solution, I don't copy it. There's no point. I never turn in a homework problem that doesn't show all the work or that I don't actually understand.

That's as much cheating as learning how to do the problem from the book (which is often impossible).

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Guest Anonymous Poster
END THE LIES!

KalvinB is dead. Long live KalvinB!

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well right now it can just take the basic arguments (^,*,/,+,-) it dose perform order of operations and it shows how to solve the equation step by step then gives you then answer for example

2 * 4 ^ 2 - 5 would give you

2 * 16 - 5

32 - 5

27

any way i have decided to post it when i have a couple more things worked out cause right now it cant handle decimals and has a set number of arguments after that though ill post it thanks for the help [smile]

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Is it infinite precission?
You should throw in mod as well :)
I had to program a lot harder stuff in one of my classes. The teacher gave us most of the code for easy stuff like order of op, +-/*. We had to add function handling, looping and other oddball things.

I usually don't post school assignment answers (because I put my code on my school's site) just because they would accuse me of helping someone cheat. I post everything else, even related things I work on.

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I dont know how the persision is because i still have to work in decimal functionality other then that though its right (if thats what your asking)

thanks for the post [grin]

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Do you use floats, ints?
I just like the idea of using a number like 1000000000000000000000 / 5 and getting the correct answer if it is a math program.
I have to finish working on my infinite precision integer class because I haven't put in division yet (my previous assignment didn't require it).

Keep up the good work :)

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i tryed it (the above mentioned equation) and it game me

2E+020 witch i think is right (correct me if im wrong)

BTW i use doubles

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