This computer is based on the Motorola 68000 processor and uses GEM as operating system (Graphical Environment Manager). 3D-Calc is written in Modula-2.
The first version of the program was released in April 1989 and was distributed by ISTARI bv, Ghent, Belgium. The spreadsheet was 3-dimensional since it contained 13 pages of 2048 rows and 256 columns. Cells of different pages could be cross-referenced.
Starting May 1991, the English version is distributed by Microdeal-Michtron, Cornwall, UK.
In January 1992, version 2.3 of the program was licensed to Atari Corp., who released Dutch and French translations.
In 1994, version 3 of 3D-Calc (renamed 3D-Calc+) was licensed to the U.K. magazine ST Applications.
n 1992-1993, it was ported to MS-DOS to serve as the basis of a new statistics software package MedCalc.
The main features of the program are:
- 3 dimensional: 13 pages x 2048 rows x 256 columns;
- 3 spreadsheets simultaneously in memory; 3 windows can be open per spreadsheet;
- integrated text module, with data export from the spreadsheet allowing formatted data output, mailmerge, label printing etc.;
- integrated 3D-Calc programming language;
- graphical module includes: bar and line diagrams, pie chart, multiple bar and line graphs, stacked bar graphs, function graph, etc.;
- enhanced statistical analysis including: averages and distribution parameters, scatter diagram with best fitting curve, regression and correlation, t-tests, Wilcoxon tests, etc.;
- extended database functions;
- includes 3D-Calc spreadsheet accessory and text accessory;
- easy to use intuitive GEM-interface;
- reads Lotus 1-2-3 files.
Today, 3D-Calc is in the public domain and can be downloaded freely.
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Review (PDF, 750 KB) published in ST Applications, October 1994.
|3D-Calc+||The 3D-Calc+ program files (zipped into one 163 Kb file).|
|The 3D-Calc+ resource file is available in the following languages (click your language to download):
English - Dutch - German - French.
|3D-Calc+ manual||The complete 3D-Calc+ manual in Papyrus format (zipped into a 182 Kb file).
Thanks to Bernd Maedicke for converting to Papyrus format. Visit his home page.
|3D-Calc+ manual||The complete 3D-Calc+ manual in PDF format (zipped into a 509 Kb file).|
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