Smart Math Calculator

Smart Math Calculator

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 15 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.2
File Size:
2.59MB
Date Added:
November 29, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
52,472
Downloads Last Week:
111
Product ranking:
#15 in Math Software
Additional Requirements:
Java Runtime Environment 6

Editors' review

Smart Math Calculator aims to help users perform complex mathematical equations with a deep list of functions. Thanks to its simple interface and helpful features, this program has the ability to help even those who are not natural mathematicians.

This program's interface is certain to overwhelm anyone who has never used a scientific calculator before (it features a full range of equations and function buttons), but should look normal to those who have calculated equations using similar physical models in the past. While the program looks and operates like a traditional calculator, its interface shines with a Help file that not only discusses each key's function, but also provides basic tutorials on variables, expressions, and functions. Inputting calculations proved to be simple and more intuitive than a physical calculator. By typing numbers using your keyboard and selecting calculations using the mouse, the program automatically gives the answer, eliminating the step of clicking the equal key. In addition to its quick calculations, the program provides helpful features like a library of equations and functions. In addition, scrolling our mouse over the various function keys showcased a small window that detailed what this key does and even an example of how we could use it, which is a big boost for newcomers.

Thanks to its more than helpful features and ease of use, this free program provides an excellent alternative to expensive physical calculators. This is a great download for any budding mathematician.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    4.2

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "Super fast"

    June 11, 2011   |   By take_no_side

    Version: Smart Math Calculator 2.2

    Pros

    Not only it calculates fast but the user-interface allows you to type expressions very quickly and see the result instantly.

    Cons

    More built-in functions would be nice, although you can define your own functions which is good.

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  • 3 stars

    "math calculator"

    June 16, 2010   |   By mathprog

    Version: Smart Math Calculator 2.2

    Pros

    Excellent editor's review and good users' reviews. Free.

    Cons

    Not very clear user interface and unclear limits of calculations.

    Summary

    I have tried this calculator for sin(x), cosh(x), atanh(x), ln(x) . For x=1 sin(x) returned about 50 digits. It shows that the author somewhat uses high precision arithmetic. But cosh(x) returned only 16 digits. Atanh(x) returned n/a . For x= 1E4 ln(x) was calculated a few seconds, cosh(x) returned n/a . For x=1E40 ln(x) entered a long loop. After 10 min of waiting I closed the calculator.
    Probably good enough for entry level college students. Definitely not good for engineering and science.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very handy."

    February 20, 2010   |   By expectdelays

    Version: Smart Math Calculator 2.2

    Pros

    More than lives up to the CNET editors' review and the publisher's description. The program's features proved more than adequate for a college-level calculus course. Unlike the calculator included with Windows, the interface is clearly visible.

    Cons

    If it has a simple, one-step "clear" button I haven't found it.

    Summary



    Updated on Feb 21, 2010

    I found it.

    No cons.

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  • 4 stars

    "very convenient"

    December 07, 2009   |   By parvan

    Version: Smart Math Calculator 2.2

    Pros

    I find it convenient for the sort of calculation in which one changes one variable many times while keeping others constant. One could do the same thing in a spreadsheet, but sometimes a spreadsheet is more than one needs.

    Cons

    I probably haven't tried most of the features. I don't want to take the time to learn things until I have a need. This is a con only in the sense that it would take some time working with this to really use it efficiently.

    Summary

    I tend to use this instead of any of the several more conventional calculators I have on my computer. It saves me a few keystrokes; every little bit counts.

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