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Archive for January, 2020

Time for cube calculation

Posted by: | January 29, 2020 Comments Off on Time for cube calculation |

My recent post on spheres got me wondering about the time for cube calculation. Defining a variable PS> $r = 2.37 I can calculate the cube by multiplying $r by itself 3 times or by using the Power function on the Math class. Starting with the simple calculation PS> Measure-Command -Expression {$r * $r * […]

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Posted by: | January 29, 2020 Comments Off on Spheres |

Continuing my series of functions that can be used for geometric calculations its time for a quick look at spheres. Remember in all of these functions that PI is set as a constant when the module is loaded: New-Variable -Name pi -Value ([math]::PI) -Option Constant Calculating the volume of a sphere is relatively straight forward. […]

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Recent releases

Posted by: | January 28, 2020 Comments Off on Recent releases |

Recent releases of interest include:   PowerShell v7 Release Candidate 2. No significant changes from RC 1 – see https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/tag/v7.0.0-rc.2   Windows Terminal v0.8.10261. Bug fixes – see https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/releases/tag/v0.8.10261.0   PowerShell v6.2.4. No significant changes – see https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/tag/v6.2.4 With GA of PowerShell v7 close not sure its worth investing too much energy in v6.2.4

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Posted by: | January 28, 2020 Comments Off on Circles |

One of my all time favourite films is “The Thomas Crown Affair” – the original NOT the remake. The films theme tune – Windmillls of your Mind – with its focus on circles got me thinking about geometrical calculations in general and circles in particular. I decided I’d create a library of such calculations – […]

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