The Bottom Buttons of TABULA
The bottom buttons of TABULA are intended to be user-customisable. Edit the script: ~user/tabula/bn.ijs.
Spare ones are shown by their labels showing the button number in the form definition, preceded by '='. E.g. "=54", "=55", ...
Currently the bottom buttons are set up as follows:
- "inc" "dec"
increment/decrement the value of the item selected by 1. If param contains a number, that number is used as the increment/decrement instead of 1.
- "%inc" "%dec"
increment/decrement the value of the item selected by 1%. If param contains a number, that number is used as the percentage increment/decrement instead of 1%.
- "zero" "one" "-one"
sets the value of the selected item to zero / one / minus-one respectively. Used mostly to force retrofitting to take place.
- "+" "-" "-~"
create a new item being the sum / difference of the selected items. "-~" reverses the order of the selected items.
- "*" "/" "/~"
create a new item being the product / quotient of the selected items. "/~" reverses the order of the selected items.
creates a new item equal to the selected item. The main use of this is to display the same quantity in different units.
terminates TABULA and also exits J. Does not exit if the current ttable has unsaved changes, but gives a warning message instead.
refreshes the display of the ttable. Use this to bring back the display after "?", "UUC", "UUF" or "units..." if the action is to be aborted.
negates the value of the selected item.
duplicates the selected item.
orphans the selected item, viz. removes its dependencies on other items, turning it into a non-formula item.
converts the units of the selected item to whatever has been entered as the new units in param, provided the new units are compatible. Otherwise delivers an error message.
takes the name of the function typed into param and creates a new item equal to the selected item to which a given function has been applied. Suitable functions are: sqr cube sqrt sin cos tan asin acos atan arcsin arccos arctan.
- "*2" "*pi" "*2pi" "*pi/2" "/2" "/2pi"
create a new item being the product/quotient of the selected items with the constant as shown.
takes the contents of param and makes this into the title of the form.
displays an information note attached to the ttable and saves with it. The display is able to update the contents of the note.
shows a list of cal-engine command strings. This is for development use, since in operation cal would be called exclusively by user interaction with the main form controls.
shows a J window (.ijs) containing the definition of the currently loaded ttable. This is for development use, since in operation the end-user would have no cause to go editing scripts or ttable definitions directly.
- "etop" "euu" "etab" "ecal" "ebn" "uuc" "uuf"
edits the TABULA scripts in a J window (.ijs). This is for development use, since in operation the end-user would have no cause to go editing scripts directly.
- "1 m" "1 kg" "1 s"
creates new item(s) with the stated value and units.
- "1 c"
creates new item of 1 lightspeed-unit. By changing value and units this can be turned into any velocity item.
restart TABULA (e/g/ after editing a script such as bn, uuc or uuf). (WARNING: existing ttable will be lost if not saved).