Release of FormulaPro (part of EEPro port for the Nspire)

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Adriweb

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Jun 21, 2012, 4:11:22 PM6/21/12
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Hello everyone,

Today it is with great honor and pleasure that we are finally announcing the release of FormulaPro !

What is FormulaPro ?


  • Here are the technical details : FormulaPro is a TI-Nspire (OS 3.x) document whose main content is a Lua script. Yep, all made in Nspire-Lua (http://www.inspired-lua.org). Indeed, it is the only way so far / right now to "properly" achieve what we do on FormulaPro (completely graphical UI, math calculations...).
  • FormulaPro is also free, of course, and open-source (https://github.com/adriweb/EEPro-for-Nspire/) (LGPL license) ! :-)


Hmm ok, but what does it do ? :P
  • Well, here you go : some of you may already know what's called "EEPro" or "MEPro" for the TI-89 and TI-92. It is an official program that TI puts in the 89 by default. If you don't know it, EEPro-89 is basically a program described by TI like this: "This application solves the problems of electrical engineering. It is composed of three modules: Analysis, Equations (700 equations grouped into 16 subjects) and Reference. " In short, a complete and very powerful application about Electrical Engineering. Well, FormulaPro is the 2nd part ("Equations") of our project to port the EEPro-89 suite to the Nspire.
    But we improved it, naturally. A lot. (And we already have plans and written code already ready for version 2.0 which will be even more awesome and more powerful.)

  • What FormulaPro right now is capable of, along with its website, is :
    • to be able to run on any OS 3.x and any Nspire model and to be able to run on the computer software too with auto-resizing frames
    • Mouse and keyboard input support, on both Software and Handheld
    • to be able to let users generate their own pack of equations, smartly (variables and units are bound), within categories and sub-categories,
    • to be able to solve intelligently solve the equations it's given, contrary to the 89 version, where the user had to select what equations had to be used : Indeed, here you just have to enter what you know already, and it will automatically try to solve for what it can.
    • it can very easily let you chose the unit/subunit you want to enter your data in. (for example Hz/kHz/MHz, °C/°F/°K etc.)
    • it can show you the used formulas of the current sub-category in "PrettyPrint"


Great ! How do I use it ?
  1. Be sure to run Nspire OS >= 3.0. We recommand version 3.1.0.392.
  2. You can then either use the "demo" database (a part of the original EE-Pro one) available here (and also attached) : https://github.com/adriweb/EEPro-for-Nspire/blob/master/EEPro.tns?raw=true
  3. … or either starting your own database with our online FormulaPro Database maker which lets you easily create categories, subcategories, equations, units and subunits etc. It is available here: http://education.bwns.be/FormulaPro/
  4. If you were on the online generator, click the "Generate" button at the bottom of the page.
  5. Transfer the .tns to your calculator or in the computer software and open it.
  6. Select the category and the subcategory, and begin filling the input fields of the data you already know. Press enter or change focus, and it will start auto-solving.
  7. Enjoy !


Screenshots time !
Here are 4 screenshots showing pretty much all of FormulaPro. They are not related to each other.
http://i.imgur.com/QtMeX.jpg, http://i.imgur.com/J7vJ0.jpg,
http://i.imgur.com/ZaqAY.jpg, http://i.imgur.com/8qud2.jpg,



What's next ?
Well, we will try to complete the entire Formula library from the original EEPro-suite. (This is just a matter of time, so it's no problem, really)
In general, the plan is to be able to do everything (and more !) that the TI-89 version can do.

So, here's what we also planned for version 2.0 :
  • Database Editing on-calc !
  • An even more powerful solving core
  • Smart Search (Don't browse in the categories : just enter the units you have and it will try to figure out which equatinos to use directly)
  • Pictures associated with categories (circuits explanations etc.)
  • Input data directly into the solver using Vernier sensors!
  • Multi-language support
  • Ability to graph results


Please report any bug or comments if you have some,
Good Luck and Have fun,
The FormulaPro team,

FormulaPro.tns

Wilmar

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Jun 21, 2012, 5:00:47 PM6/21/12
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Hi Adrien...!
May I put the announcement on TI Latin America Group in Facebook?, 
you have a link to download? or invite you to visit any particular website or post?

Wilmar.

Adriweb

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Jun 21, 2012, 5:04:23 PM6/21/12
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Hi,

You can put this topic as a link for information, but for download, the latest version will always be here: https://github.com/adriweb/EEPro-for-Nspire/blob/master/EEPro.tns?raw=true

We already have a bug report on a very specific thing (change of unit of first variable for RLC -> RLC natural Response) that we are fixing right now, so, the link above will be good for having the updated versino all the time ;-)

Thanks,
Adrien

Adriweb

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Jun 21, 2012, 5:34:57 PM6/21/12
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And, here's the fixed version. Sorry :P
(was a weird bug)


FormulaPro.tns

Steve@Gmail

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Jun 21, 2012, 6:47:23 PM6/21/12
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Congratulations Adrien and team - what an amazing effort! This will be of great value to many people worldwide, I am sure.

Thank you for all your efforts,

Steve


On 22/06/2012, at 7:34 AM, Adriweb wrote:

And, here's the fixed version. Sorry :P
(was a weird bug)



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Jim Fullerenex

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Jun 21, 2012, 8:23:02 PM6/21/12
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That's wonderful. Thanks for all the efforts of Adrien's Lua team. You're among the ones who truly contributed a lot to this group.

Best,

Jim

On 2012-6-22, at 5:34, Adriweb <bertran...@gmail.com> wrote:

And, here's the fixed version. Sorry :P
(was a weird bug)


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Jim Bauwens

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Jun 22, 2012, 9:21:11 AM6/22/12
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Just to let you guys know, there is an update available that solved a
problem related to an endless loop.
You can always download the latest build at
https://github.com/adriweb/EEPro-for-Nspire/blob/master/EEPro.tns?raw=true
.

Thank you :)

On 22 jun, 02:23, Jim Fullerenex <smoat...@gmail.com> wrote:
> That's wonderful. Thanks for all the efforts of Adrien's Lua team. You're among the ones who truly contributed a lot to this group.
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> Best,
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> Jim
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> On 2012-6-22, at 5:34, Adriweb <bertrand.adr...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> > And, here's the fixed version. Sorry :P
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Adrien Bertrand

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Jun 22, 2012, 9:23:49 AM6/22/12
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Thanks jim,
Indeed, it's now fixed but this bug was not spotted in the first place because it only happened when the user entered some values in fields normally not supposed to be edited, so the examples of the original EEpro worked fine already...

Thank you,
Adrien Bertrand



2012/6/22 Jim Bauwens <jimba...@gmail.com>

Adriweb

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Jun 22, 2012, 12:01:00 PM6/22/12
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Hi all,

We have received a bug report that says the program freezes as soon as the main Menu :
Actually, it's not frozen (just bring up the mouse and click on a button to un-freeze...) but there is a weird issue with the clickpad/touchpad center button, so for now, just navigate with the arrow keys as usual and the enter key to select (instead of the touchpad/clickpad center "button").

We'll fix that as soon as posible, sorry.

Jim Bauwens

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Jun 22, 2012, 6:09:17 PM6/22/12
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I updated the build with a tiny fix, it's a very strange issue (and
there is a chance it's not our fault).

Greetings,
Jim
> (latest version available here, as usual :https://github.com/adriweb/EEPro-for-Nspire/blob/master/EEPro.tns?raw...
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