Hi, Has anyone come across a Ruby mathematical expression parser, capable of parsing out token, replacing them with values then executing the mathematical formula? Nothing too heavy, A * (44/12) * ... etc. where A is can be replaced with a value. In Java there are serveral, like JEP, but I'd prefer it we could get a Ruby one now we have moved over to Rails, otherwise we will have to have some sort of Java calculation web service which would be quite faffy. Thanks Sean

on 2006-06-06 17:28

on 2006-06-07 13:31

Sean B. schrieb: > Hi, > > Has anyone come across a Ruby mathematical expression parser, capable > of parsing out token, replacing them with values then executing the > mathematical formula? Nothing too heavy, A * (44/12) * ... etc. where > A is can be replaced with a value. Mmh, I've looking similar. Whats about formular.gsub!(/A/,"0.2") result = eval(formular) ? g,

on 2006-06-07 16:33

On 6/6/06, Sean B. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote: > Has anyone come across a Ruby mathematical expression parser, capable > of parsing out token, replacing them with values then executing the > mathematical formula? Nothing too heavy, A * (44/12) * ... etc. where > A is can be replaced with a value. > > In Java there are serveral, like JEP, but I'd prefer it we could get a > Ruby one now we have moved over to Rails, otherwise we will have to > have some sort of Java calculation web service which would be quite > faffy. I don't know of one exactly, but what if you stripped out everything but 0-9, ., *, /, (, and ), then passed it to a Ruby eval method? Are there any safety concerns I'm neglecting? > Thanks > > Sean Sincerely, Tom L. http://AllTom.com/ http://GadgetLife.org/

on 2009-09-02 04:00

Sean B. wrote: > Hi, > > Has anyone come across a Ruby mathematical expression parser, capable > of parsing out token, replacing them with values then executing the > mathematical formula? Nothing too heavy, A * (44/12) * ... etc. where > A is can be replaced with a value. > [stuff deleted] Try this... http://www.chipstips.com/?p=119

on 2009-09-02 04:28

> Sean B. wrote: >> Hi, >> >> Has anyone come across a Ruby mathematical expression parser, capable >> of parsing out token, replacing them with values then executing the >> mathematical formula? Nothing too heavy, A * (44/12) * ... etc. where >> A is can be replaced with a value. Here's how I do it: http://github.com/MarkusQ/ruby-symbolic-expression... -- MarkusQ

on 2009-09-03 03:03

Sean B. wrote: > Hi, > > Has anyone come across a Ruby mathematical expression parser, capable > of parsing out token, replacing them with values then executing the > mathematical formula? Nothing too heavy, A * (44/12) * ... etc. where > A is can be replaced with a value. > > In Java there are serveral, like JEP, but I'd prefer it we could get a > Ruby one now we have moved over to Rails, otherwise we will have to > have some sort of Java calculation web service which would be quite > faffy. > > Thanks > > Sean Ridiculous. You won't need a calculation Web service. Even if nothing exists off the shelf in Ruby, it would be very easy to generate a parser with Treetop. Best, -- Marnen Laibow-Koser http://www.marnen.org removed_email_address@domain.invalid