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Ok, maybe Im not using it correctly but Im trying to use the mac calculator on my macbook air in. Windows version seems to work far easier to convert a decimal number into binary.

I go into programmer mode and for example, I cant seem to convert 209 into binary...
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Which calculator? I just went over to dashboard where I have one of the scientific calc gadgets - and typed in 209 then used the drop down box to switch to binary and it gave me the correct answer.
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Yep, just downloaded the pemdas widget. I dont use those widgets often, not too keen on them. In search of a good app for doing binary....
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I use the shell (specifically bc) for these kinds of equations.

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Mikes-iMac: mike$ echo "ibase=10;obase=2;209"|bc
11010001
But I work all day, every day, in either a korn or bash shell (generally korn), so having another window open for simple calculation is redundant for me.

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