Bible calculator for Logos 4

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Ben Crous | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Dec 7 2009 3:04 AM

 Hi

I think this would be a very nice tool. Especially if you are not to familiar of certain measurements.

What you all think?

Ben

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 7 2009 3:12 AM

This used to exist in Logos 3, but I don't know what's happened to it now.

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 7 2009 4:38 AM

Try this:

Open Bible Things and type in Cubit or denarius or talent and see if this provides you what you are looking for.

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 7 2009 5:24 AM

JohnFidel:

Try this:

Open Bible Things and type in Cubit or denarius or talent and see if this provides you what you are looking for.

If you are in a passage that contains a measurement  and want quick access to this you can right click on "cubit" select "thing" at he the bottom of the RIGHT hand list and then Biblical things at the top of the LEFT hand list.

EDIT: or keep the Explorer window open (tools>explorer) with the Biblical People/Places/Things section open. If your passage contains a measurement, it should be in this list.

I believe Logos considers this a replacement for the calculator. I could be wrong there, though.

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Charlene | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 7 2009 7:10 AM

Philip Spitzer:

JohnFidel:

Try this:

Open Bible Things and type in Cubit or denarius or talent and see if this provides you what you are looking for.

If you are in a passage that contains a measurement  and want quick access to this you can right click on "cubit" select "thing" at he the bottom of the RIGHT hand list and then Biblical things at the top of the LEFT hand list.

EDIT: or keep the Explorer window open (tools>explorer) with the Biblical People/Places/Things section open. If your passage contains a measurement, it should be in this list.

I believe Logos considers this a replacement for the calculator. I could be wrong there, though.

But is this not different than what Version 3 did? In L4 I have done in the past what you suggested, Philip, but I am not getting the exact measurement calculated. In version 3 I could type in 300 cubits and then I was given what this would be in feet, yards, meters, etc. In L4 I just see that 1 cubit = 17.5-20.5 inches (44.5-52 cm), but I don't see what 300 cubits are (I know...I can multipy by 300, but you get my point!Smile). Is there another way to get what this would be in L4? I may have missed it.

Charlene

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 7 2009 7:16 AM

Charlene:
Is there another way to get what this would be in L4? I may have missed it.

I remember this coming up in Beta, but I can't remember exactly what was said. I'm pretty sure that what you are seeing in Biblical Things is all there is in L4 as far as calculations.

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Sean Boisen | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 7 2009 2:51 PM

Philip Spitzer:

Charlene:
Is there another way to get what this would be in L4? I may have missed it.

I remember this coming up in Beta, but I can't remember exactly what was said. I'm pretty sure that what you are seeing in Biblical Things is all there is in L4 as far as calculations.

We opted not to create a calculator for measures in L4: one reason is that everybody on a computer has a calculator already Smile Another is that many of the measures are uncertain or approximate, so it doesn't make sense to compute quantities that are more precise than we can actually substantiate.

We do plan to include graphics for particular measurements in the text, so you can see the scale of e.g. the 300 cubits length of the Ark in Gen 6:15. I'm optimistic  that will meet most reader's needs (since they're not really trying to do cubit-based measurement, but instead trying to understand the text).

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 7 2009 3:16 PM

Sean Boisen:
We opted not to create a calculator for measures in L4: one reason is that everybody on a computer has a calculator already Smile Another is that many of the measures are uncertain or approximate, so it doesn't make sense to compute quantities that are more precise than we can actually substantiate.

I'd rather not be given information then to be given the wrong information. I'm fine with the "general idea" given by a proportion comparison.

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J.R. Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 7 2009 4:34 PM

Philip Spitzer:

Sean Boisen:
We opted not to create a calculator for measures in L4: one reason is that everybody on a computer has a calculator already Smile Another is that many of the measures are uncertain or approximate, so it doesn't make sense to compute quantities that are more precise than we can actually substantiate.

I'd rather not be given information then to be given the wrong information. I'm fine with the "general idea" given by a proportion comparison.

I agree.

 

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 7 2009 5:02 PM

Philip Spitzer:
I'd rather not be given information then to be given the wrong information. I'm fine with the "general idea" given by a proportion comparison.

Once again....I think it....and Philip says it.... Big Smile

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Charlene | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 8 2009 1:22 AM

Sean Boisen:
We do plan to include graphics for particular measurements in the text, so you can see the scale of e.g. the 300 cubits length of the Ark in Gen 6:15. I'm optimistic  that will meet most reader's needs (since they're not really trying to do cubit-based measurement, but instead trying to understand the text).

Thanks, Sean, for the info. That would be helpful.

Charlene

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Jon | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 8 2009 2:10 AM

If you want some interesting comparisons Wolfram Alpha has all this stuff builtin in to its units and measures calculator...

 

Try inputting 300 cubits, or 5 talents...

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