Frink (Better than Google Calculator?)

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Frink (Better than Google Calculator?)

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Jim writes –

“I just read your Google Calculator post, and thought you’d like Frink (which I prefer)…

In this web interface, you can enter any arbitrarily complex Frink expression (see the documentation) in the “From:” box and click “Calculate”. If you also enter a value in the “To:” box, it is treated as the right-hand side of a conversion expression (that is, to the right of the conversion operator -> )

Thus, to convert 10 meters to feet, you can enter 10 meters in the “From” box and feet in the “To” box, or, equivalently, type 10 meters -> feet in the “From” box and leave the “To” box empty. It does exactly the same thing. “Link & sample calculations.


  • Google calculator for makers… – Link.

4 thoughts on “Frink (Better than Google Calculator?)

  1. Laen says:

    That’s no easier than googling “10 meters in feet”…

  2. says:

    As the author of Frink and a fellow Maker (since Issue 1!) I was glad and surprised to see this show up in my referrer logs.

    I should note that Frink is also a full-fledged, Turing-complete programming language with loops, conditionals, variables, user-defined functions, I/O, regular expressions, object-oriented programming, all them fancy buzzwords. So, you can either do one-line calculations, or if your project is anything more complex, you can leverage the whole language that’s there. If you’re doing your calculation more than once, you can slurp in a whole file of data easily and run your calculations repeatedly.

    You can also download Frink onto your own computer (anything that runs Java 1.1 or later, even on many handheld devices!) and use it offline.

    The full Frink documentation is also online.

    Keep on Makin!

    –Alan Eliasen

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