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New Calculator to try

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by HotRod19579, Oct 16, 2013.

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  1. WhiteHighlights

    WhiteHighlights Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 26, 2013
    Boston, MA, USA
    d'oh! I fell for it :lol:
    .. Now I'm thinking about what I want to mix up next,
    .. that I need to check inventory and my shopping list
    .. and that maybe I should buy a label maker and test that feature
    .. and ....

    Years ago I tried EJMUP and Juice Grinder and found what works best for me with this calculator. The others might have made changes since, but I'm still very satisfied. Best to @HotRod19579 You are missed.
     
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  2. G-Fog

    G-Fog Senior Member ECF Veteran

    @IDJoel Yes I agree with you, I miss the regular updates.
    So far JC is working fine for me, and doing everything I ask of it, so not really much to chat about.
     
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  3. G-Fog

    G-Fog Senior Member ECF Veteran

    @IDJoel Now that I have thought about JC doing everything I want.
    I would like to calculate something that escapes me ATM.
    I have a bunch of recipes in JC and would like to produce a report that tells me how much of each ingredient I need across say 20 recipes, which may or may not have some similarities in flavors.
    The long way is to create a huge spreadsheet with ingredients down the left side and the recipes across the top, and input the quantities in the appropriate cell, and total them out.
    However if there is a way that JC is able to do this, it would save a lot of work.
    Just wondering.
     
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  4. IDJoel

    IDJoel Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2015
    Boise, ID
    I don't know of an easy/direct way to create a dedicated ingredient list. Two possible work-arounds might be:

    -- Use the "Add to shopping list" feature.
    • Start with an empty shopping list
    • Add ingredients as desired
    • Problem/shortcoming: No means to track specific amounts without manual adjustment. (ingredient is added in the amount as defined on the ingredient page.)
    -- Use the "Export recipe/All Recipes to XML file."
    I am not savvy enough with spreadsheets to offer anything helpful here. JC allows the exporting of either a single recipe, or all recipes (at once), to an external XML file... which can then be (I assume) manipulated in the same fashion as other spreadsheets. The export function is found under the Tools tab.

    I am not sure what all one could do here; but I am thinking it might reduce, or eliminate the data entry, if nothing else.:blush:

    I am sorry, @G-Fog; I wish I had something better.:(

    Maybe one of our more computer literate JC comrades can chime in... (I hope, I hope, I hope).:D
     
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  5. G-Fog

    G-Fog Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Thanks @IDJoel I did try the "Export all recipes", but it did not manage to do what I wanted
    Being a bit (very) impatient, and also to explore ideas in my head, I have started populating a spreadsheet with what I am actually wanting it to do, and to be honest, apart from the masses of data input, it might just do what I want.
    I have the feeling that I am asking JC to do too much of what is only something that exists in my head.:)
     
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  6. ExpectoPatronum

    ExpectoPatronum New Member

    May 22, 2016
    Morning guys.
    For some reason, all my recipes have disappeared from JC :/
    Does anyone know where the recipe files are on the hdd so I can check there?
     
  7. Ed Sause

    Ed Sause Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2016
    Do you remember the file name. If you kept the defaults, it will be stored in the JC file folder.
     
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  8. Ed Sause

    Ed Sause Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2016
    Open the Juice Calculator, click on the file tab, if should show the last file opened. Click that file and you should be in business.
     
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  9. ExpectoPatronum

    ExpectoPatronum New Member

    May 22, 2016
    That worked, thank you Ed :)
     
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  10. Ed Sause

    Ed Sause Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2016
    You are welcome.
     
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  11. johnspack

    johnspack Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 3, 2014
    Nelson B.C.
    Just thought I should let all know, that this app runs fine under linux using wine. Currently running Kubuntu 17.10 with wine devel 3.7 with no mono, and dotnet 4.0 installed. Been using this almost from the beginning under windows, but had to go to linux, and was hoping I could bring this with me. I could!
     
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  12. Myk

    Myk Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2009
    IL, USA
    I had that once, I had to go to the file maintenance to get them pointed back to the right spot. Once one was back all were found.

    I have mine set to a network folder so one computer changes all computers. I can work up recipes on my desktop and mix them from my laptop.
     
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  13. ShowerHead

    ShowerHead Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 23, 2014
    Massachusetts
    Good to know. I have a Linux server running headless in the basement (bad mental image!), and may tinker with running desktop if I can find certain software that I need.
     
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  14. engmia

    engmia Full Member

    Apr 29, 2016
    Installing HotRod's Juice Calucator on Mac OS and Linux
    Hello everyone, I hope you guys are doing alright. Just wanted to repost my updated guide for getting the calculator to run under other operating systems. I've removed some redundant steps (which makes the install an extremely easy 5-step process) and provided some troubleshooting information in terms of latest versions.

    I've been running this perfectly since Fedora 24, currently on Fedora 28. The experience with running the calculator is pretty much perfect. There are no known bugs to me (there was one bug which has been fixed), and it beats anything you will run in a virtual machine both performance and storage wise. There are some UI elements that are a minorly broken and rarely you have to click two times for your click to register, but nothing which affects the functionality or the usability in any way. I'm fairly certain this will run well on any other distribution or Mac OS running WINE.

    How to install
    I recommend using the official packaged winehq-stable-301 (please find more details on why in the code snippet below. If you already have wine installed you will find some useful information regarding this there as well.
    Code:
    I recommend using the official packaged winehq-stable-301. Current wine-staging-381 (both the official packaged winehq one and the one in the Fedora repos) gave me issues when trying to install dotnet, so if you run into any troubles make sure to use wine-stable-301.
    Furthermore, you don't really need the patches and performances fixes which are constantly added to the wine-staging versions, which are mostly aimed at games/new apps, so you're better off running the stable version.
    This guide assumes that you are running a clean install of wine. If you are already using WINE in 64-bit prefix, you should create a new 32-bit prefix to avoid any issues and use the appropriate prefix you want. Although dotnet 40 and the calculator installed and ran just fine in clean 64-bit prefix yesterday in my tests, it is not really officially recommended and you might run into troubles, but feel free to test.
    If you need wine-staging-381 since you are playing games and you want the performance boosts and fixes or any other reasons -- you can install different WINE versions (or try it with the version you have currently installed obviously). Try looking into Lutris for playing games or the WineHQ FAQ on information on how to install multiple WINE version. Your distro might have some implementation of this itself.
    Basically you just need a clean prefix with dotnet installed using winetricks (mono doesn't work, the juice app crashes when you try to open it). No workarounds, fonts or extra packages are needed.
    1. Install WINE and winetricks
    2. Open terminal
    3. WINEARCH=win32 winetricks -q dotnet40 //if wine prompts you to install mono, gecko or other packages after you run the command, just click cancel on the alerts
    3. wine /home/user/Downloads/Setup.exe //input the actual directory containing the Setup for the juice calculator
    5. exit

    The whole install should be only a few minutes long. On wine-staging-381 dotnet install went on forever generating errors which is no good, at this point you can assume your install is stuck. Ignore any fixme: errors that are generated in the terminal. The installation of the calculator itself only takes a split second (it was so quick that I thought it didn't work the first time).

    Bugs

    • Sometimes you need to click two times for the click to register
    • Some UI elements have minor bugs
    -------------------------
    If you guys have any questions or run into troubles, feel free to ask in the thread. I will gladly help when I have the time.
     
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  15. engmia

    engmia Full Member

    Apr 29, 2016
    Spot on. This error message is caused by lack of .NET 4.0 installation (or using mono, which won't work). The easiest way to install .NET is using winetricks, do not attempt manual installation as it will cause you unnecessary headache.

    Hey Hodgy, just wanted to report that the calculator runs perfectly in Linux if you're still interested! See my previous post for more information.

    Hello Natasha! Have you managed to run the calculator in MacOS or do you still need help?
     
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  16. ShowerHead

    ShowerHead Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 23, 2014
    Massachusetts
    If you run Linux, pay attention to @engmia post above.
    I have a headless Linux box that I play with. Followed the guide and the program works fine. Well, there are couple of cosmetic things as described, but absolutely functional.
    Likely would work the same on OSX.
     
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  17. djcapi246

    djcapi246 New Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Dallas, TX
    Anyone know how to transfer the calculator from my old PC to my new one? I don't want to lose all my ingredients, recipes, costs etc

    Thanks!
     
  18. Myk

    Myk Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2009
    IL, USA
    Is the old computer still alive and on the same network? (Handy way of getting everything you want from the old to the new.)
    I think that would be File/portable installation/restore settings from portable folder Browse to your old computer's folder.

    I can't be sure because if I had it on my old computer that was very long ago. New laptops use the desktop's folder so they're already set up to use that folder as their own.
     
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  19. djcapi246

    djcapi246 New Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Dallas, TX
    Yes, the old computer is still alive, not on network though.
     
  20. Myk

    Myk Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2009
    IL, USA
    On your old computer go to tools/options. On the general tab see where your Default directory is.
    Copy the contents of that folder into the default directory on the new computer.

    It's at least all your ingredients and recipes. But I know when I do one thing to one computer it happens to them all so I think it's everything.
     
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