Using the numeric editor

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Using the numeric editor

Postby allan.zenth on Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:27 pm

In APLplus v10/v11 will use of ⎕edit/)edit with an numeric array give a spreadsheet-like editing af the array. In Dyalog v11 the User Guide only shows the possibility of calling the numeric editor using a mouse - and I want to do it under function control.

I did some experiments and ended with:

varname ⎕SE.NumEd.numed varname

I don't know why the varname should be both right and left argument - but it works.

It would be nice, if the numeric editor could be closed with a sort of a key-stroke, but I think that one or more functions had to be changed - but how?

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Re: Using the numeric editor

Postby AndyS|Dyalog on Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:29 am

Strictly speaking varname ⎕SE.NumEd.numed 1 will do too .. the function numed is a the callback associated with the Numeric Editor icon in the toolbar.

I think that your best bet is to add callback associated with KeyPress on the Edit field for the Grid object, looking something like

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 msg←cbKP msg
 :Select (3⊃msg)
 :Case 'F1'
 ⍝ save the contents of the Grid
 :Case 'F2'
 ⍝ abort the edit

You may need to do some work to suppress the pop-ups that appear at the end of a NumEd session ..
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