Getting calculations right.

When you really, really want a calculation to be done correctly, then you need to see things that a spreadsheet keeps hidden.


  • Shows all expressions.
  • Reads normal math notation.
  • Shows all numbers.
  • Converts units.
  • Calculates.
Calc Calc without results

Spreadsheet programs, like Microsoft Excel, are very good at what they do. If you need a calculation that involves rows and columns of numbers, then a spreadsheet program is a great tool for the job.

But now consider another case: say that you do a single calculation, and it’s really, really important to get the correct result. In a spreadsheet, you look at the result of your calculation and you see something like looks like this:  2,160 

When you wrote the formula for that calculation, did you make any mistakes? When the spreadsheet plugged in a value for a variable, did it plug in the correct value? Are you sure? Don’t you want to check?

This is the problem that ClariCalc solves. With ClariCalc, the formula is always visible, even in the printed output. So are all the values that ClariCalc assigns to variables. So your work now looks like this:

Beam Bending

With ClariCalc, you get to see what your calculation is doing. So you can get it right.

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ClariCalc works within Microsoft Word (for Windows).

If you have diagrams, photos, or sketches, you can use them to illustrate your documents.

ClariCalc also has specialty capabilities that go beyond the calculation engine in ClariCalc.
Beam Diagram Column Interaction Diagram Critical Path Method

ClariCalc is released under the MIT License. So you can use it for free. To install ClariCalc, just click the download button at the top of this window and run the installation file.