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From: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: Calculations
Date: 11/19/10 14:59

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> I use both of them a lot. You can't beat Mathcad for good documentation
> that is easy for others to follow and check. It forces you to do it, and
> also takes care of unit conversions and helps you detect formula errors
> in real time. It has its quirks, but I like it a lot. Excel is better
> when you have really big data arrays to handle, like FEA post-processing
> files. I find clients and reviewers really like the Mathcad
> presentation, but they are definitely less compact than Excel.
> 
> Jim Lutz, PE, SE
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fugeeo [mailto:fugeeo(--nospam--at)edoors.com] 
> Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 10:32 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Calculations
> 
> 
> General Question Excel vs. MathCAD:
> 
> I am wondering if any of the engineers on this list regularly use
> MathCAD
> versus Excel for regular calculation sets?  I suppose they have a bit
> more
> elegance, but generally seems that Excel is more widely used among all
> engineers.
> 
> I find MathCAD has a few specific advantages when it comes to
> presentation,
> and iterational projects, and solving discrete mathematical functions,
> perhaps some of the more common choices for a complex calculation set.
> Our
> general practice of following codes however, may have an habitual
> presence
> in Spreadsheets.
> 
> TEDDs I see as the same but a little less than MathCAD, but better for
> just
> something like Enercalc.  
> 
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