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Calculation output question

Calculation output question

Calculation output question

(OP)
Just a quick question:  How can I display the output of a variable at or near the TOP of the worksheet even if it located near the end?  Mathcad has to have the order left to right, top to bottom but I've got this 4 page calculation I have that requires input, which is at the top of the worksheet.  But I'd like immediate feedback so I can adjust the input values WITHOUT going down to the bottom of the worksheet to see the answer.  Can this be done?

Thanks

jom

RE: Calculation output question

No

or maybe...

Write the answer to a file, then read it in and display it at the top of the document.

You'll have to calculate the whole document twice each time, but I can't see why it wouldn't work. I haven't got Mathcad on this machine, so I can't try it.





Cheers

Greg Locock

RE: Calculation output question

Your other choice, of course, is to use global definitions of those input variables and put them at the end, close to the answer.  Changes to the inputs will force a recalc and result in a new answer

TTFN

RE: Calculation output question

Can you just define that variable as a global variable at the end where it turns up, and then at the top of the worksheet just display the value of it?

chichuck?

RE: Calculation output question

Sure.

TTFN

RE: Calculation output question

a much eleganter solution than mine.

Cheers

Greg Locock

RE: Calculation output question

(OP)
Thanks for the ideas.  I'll give it a try!  I'd think, however, it might be good for Mathcad to have some sort of "monitor" area you could place near the top to show results...

Thanks again!

jom

RE: Calculation output question

Another choice is to put ALL the intervening STUFF in a collapsed region.  This also has the added benefit of streamlining the appearance of your document.

TTFN

RE: Calculation output question

IRstuff's last suggestion is what I do.  I generally put all the user input stuff at the top, then use one or more collapsed regions to hide the tedious stuff, leave a bit of explanatory and overview stuff visible, and tabulate the the results on a new page at the end of the document.

I tend to try and use mathcad to do the tedious iterative stuff, rather than try to do it myself, but maybe I'm misconstruing the problem.  The initial guess would go in the input area, and the iteration calcs in the main part (collapsed or visible depending on its importance) and the final guess on the results page (along with the initial guess if it is useful).

Bung
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