BiM
BiM 1.2.0
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BiM, short for "Bc iMproved" is a calculator alternative to the default OS X calculator and is built on the UNIX program "bc".

BiM offers features such as a historical view of previous calculations, a library of math and conversion functions, and automatic variable assignment to calculations.
What's New
Version 1.2.0:
  • Added input history (can be toggled via up/down keys)
  • The program is now freeware
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Laud-Of-Think-Woo commented on 20 Jan 2009
Version 1.2 works for me on OS X 10.5.5
[Version 1.2]


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Funderburk commented on 03 Jan 2007
Nothing prints out when values are entered? Doesn't appear to do anything.
[Version 1.02]

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Chiu Software Systems (developer) replied on 03 Jan 2007
Hi Funderburk, thanks for letting us know about the problem. May I ask what version of OSX are you running (10.x, PPC/Intel)?
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Funderburk commented on 03 Jan 2007
My system is 10.4.8, Intel Core Duo with 1GB memory.
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Chiu Software Systems (developer) replied on 03 Jan 2007
Hi Funderburk, unfortunately we have not been able to reproduce the problem you have described.

The only possible cause, according to our developers, would be your copy of OS X missing the default bc program.

If you open terminal and type "which bc" (without the quotes) it should show "/usr/bin/bc". If not, then that is the problem.

If the terminal check works, then we really don't know the problem. But as a tip, quick calculations can be done without BiM by typing "bc -l" in terminal to use the regular command line version.
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Funderburk commented on 04 Jan 2007
"which bc" shows "/usr/bin/bc" and I have used bc from the command line before. Is there a log file generated anywhere that I could retrieve additional information for you?
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Chiu Software Systems (developer) replied on 04 Jan 2007
Hi Funderburk, if you go into terminal and type "cd /Applications/BiM.app/Contents/MacOS" then "./BiM" you should be able to see any errors that are printed.

You may need to replace "Applications" with where you have BiM installed.

If you can send your results to contact@chiusystems.com we'll be happy to send you a serial number for all your trouble.

Thank you for your patience with the issue.
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Funderburk commented on 05 Jan 2007
I have emailed my findings to contact@chiusystems.com. Hope they help!
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Chiu Software Systems (developer) commented on 03 Jan 2007
Version 1.02 has been posted (MU may take some time to update). This version has been tested with a clean install Intel Mac and all previous crashing problems have been resolved.

All links to v1.00 and v1.01 have been re-directed to v1.02 on our website, so all downloads should link to the working version.

Please feel free to add comments if there are any problems.
[Version 1.01]


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Chiu Software Systems (developer) commented on 03 Jan 2007
Upon further investigation it appears that our testing machines had been used by some developers, therefore our testing process missed some linking bugs within the program.

We apologize for any inconvinence and can confirm that version 1.0 and 1.01 will both quit on launch. We will release a fixed version as soon as possible.
[Version 1.0]


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Chiu Software Systems (developer) commented on 02 Jan 2007
The crashing appears to be due to an error in distribution packaging. The included binary is actually for PPC only instead of Universal. I have re-uploaded the program as v1.01 for the package containing the UB version.
[Version 1.0]


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colindunn commented on 31 Dec 2006
Crashes at launch. Possible malware?
[Version 1.0]

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Chiu Software Systems (developer) replied on 02 Jan 2007
Thanks for posting the problem. Are you running it on intel mac by any chance?
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Krystof Vasa replied on 02 Jan 2007
I have exactly the same problem, and yes, I am on Intel.
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Downloads:4,480
Version Downloads:86
Type:Business : Applications
License:Free
Date:27 Oct 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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BiM, short for "Bc iMproved" is a calculator alternative to the default OS X calculator and is built on the UNIX program "bc".

BiM offers features such as a historical view of previous calculations, a library of math and conversion functions, and automatic variable assignment to calculations.


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