FUNCTIONS REFERENCE

FUNCTIONS REFERENCE

The available functions are:

  • ATAN[Y]/[X]: Four quadrant inverse tangent
  • ABS[arg]: Absolute value
  • ACOS[arg]: Inverse cosine
  • ASIN[arg]: Inverse sine
  • COS[arg]: Cosine
  • EXP[arg]: e raised to the given power (ex)
  • FIX[arg]: Round down to integer
  • FUP[arg]: Round up to integer
  • ROUND[arg]: Round to nearest integer
  • LN[arg]: Base-e logarithm
  • SIN[arg]: Sine
  • SQRT[arg]: Square root
  • TAN[arg]: Tangent
  • EXISTS[arg]: Check named parameter

BINARY OPERATORS REFERENCE

BINARY OPERATORS REFERENCE

Binary operators only appear inside expressions. There are three types of binary operators: mathematical, logical, and relational.

There are four basic mathematical operations: addition (+), subtraction (-), multiplication (*), and division (/). In addition, the modulus operation (MOD) finds the remainder after division of one number by another number. The power operation (**) of raising the number on the left of the operation to the power on the right. There are three logical operations: non-exclusive or (OR), exclusive or (XOR), and logical and (AND).

The relational operators are equality (EQ), inequality (NE), strictly greater than (GT), greater than or equal to (GE), strictly less than (LT), and less than or equal to (LE).

Binary operators are divided into several groups according to their precedence as follows, from highest to lowest:

  1. **
  2. * / MOD
  3. + –
  4. EQ NE GT GE LT LE
  5. AND OR XOR

If operations in different precedence groups are strung together, operations with a higher precedence are performed before operations with a lower precedence. If an expression contains more than one operation with the same precedence, the operation on the left is performed first.

EXAMPLE

[2.0 / 3 * 1.5 – 5.5 / 11.0] is equivalent to [[[2.0 / 3] * 1.5] – [5.5 / 11.0]]

which is equivalent to [1.0 – 0.5]

which is

0.5

The logical operations and modulus are to be performed on any real numbers, not just on integers. The number zero is equivalent to logical false, and any non-zero number is equivalent to logical true.

EXPRESSIONS

EXPRESSIONS

An expression is a set of characters starting with a left bracket ([) and ending with a right bracket (]). Located between the brackets are numbers, parameter values, binary operators, functions, and other expressions. An expression is evaluated to produce a number. An example of an expression is:

[1 + acos[0] – [#3 ** [4.0/2]]]

All expressions on a line are evaluated when the line is read and before anything on the line is executed.

Read the following sections for reference: