calculator won't compute the addition of logs

Bug #389533 reported by on 2009-06-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
gcalctool (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gcalctool

When I try to compute (3 log 3+4 log 16)/(log 16+log 3) in the calculator, it says "malformed equation" at the bottom, even though the same equation simplifies fine on my graphing calculator. I'm using Ubuntu 9.04. I don't know anything bout software or stuff like that (my technological genius of a friend installed it for me and put wine and things like that on it), so I can't tell you what package I'm using since I don't know what that is. I expected it to give me the same answer as my graphing calculator. Instead it said "malformed equation".

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gcalctool
Package: gcalctool 5.26.0-0ubuntu1
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gcalctool
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686

summary: - calculator applet won't compute the addition of logs
+ calculator won't compute the addition of logs
Changed in gcalctool (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in gcalctool (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in gcalctool:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gcalctool - 5.27.4-0ubuntu1

gcalctool (5.27.4-0ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * New upstream release: (LP: #399160)
    - Update bit editor after shifting (Robert Ancell, Bug #587545) (LP: #394375)
    - Use a base-10 internal representation (Robert Ancell, bug #585813, bug #585931, bug #560802) (LP: #375356) (LP: #387070)
    - Make padding consistent in GUI (Jerry Casiano, Bug #587292)
    - Support implicit multiply before functions, e.g. "6 log 3" (Robert Ancell, Bug #586812) (LP: #389533)
    - Use inverse notation for trigonometric functions, i.e. "asin" -> "sin⁻¹"
    - Use lowercase notation for trigonometric and logarithm functions to look
      more like standard mathematical notation
    - Put spacing around functions, i.e. "sin" -> " sin "
    - Use subscript for logarithm base two, i.e. "log2" -> "log₂"
    - Added etched border around display (Robert Ancell, Bug #140836)
    - Rewrote out of date man page (Robert Ancell, Bug #585997)
  * debian/watch:
    - Watch for unstable versions

 -- Robert Ancell <email address hidden> Tue, 14 Jul 2009 17:41:36 +1000

Changed in gcalctool (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in gcalctool:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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