Esos - Unit conversion calculator


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1. Introduction

Esos is a conversion calculator that can be used to compute equivalents of a given quantity in other units. As an example, it can be used to compute temperature in Fahrenheit degrees given temperature in Celsius degrees.

2. Getting Started

You can start Esos in the following ways:

Application menu
Choose Accessories -> Esos.
Command line
Type esos, then press Return.

When you start Esos, the Esos window is displayed.

Figure 1. Esos Window

Esos window

3. Usage

To use Esos first you need to select type of units you wish to use. The 0.1 release supports only five unit types: distance, mass, temperature, time and volume. Once the unit type is selected you should select the input unit and output unit. The input unit is selected in the top drop down box while the output unit is selected in the bottom drop down box. Next, enter the value of the input unit in the field next to it and read out the value in the output unit in the field below.

As an example, let us convert 95 degrees Fahrenheit to Celsius degrees. First you need to select the temperature unit type by clicking on the temperature icon.

Figure 2. Selecting temperature


Next we change the input unit type to Fahrenheit degrees and enter 95 in the top field.

Figure 3. 95° Fahrenheit is 35° Celsius


As you enter the value in the top field the bottom field is continously updated. Hit Return to get the full precision result.

4. Preferences

To configure Esos choose Edit->Preferences. The Preferences dialog allows you to adjust the precision at which the results are shown and the style of the unit type tool bar. The precision specifies the number of digits shown after the decimal point. The tool bar style allows you to pick one of the following options:

The following figure shows the preference dialog with user selecting precision of 5 decimal digits and the style of the tool bar whith both text and icons shown.

Figure 4. Preferences dialog