PCalc functions for converting between for latitude/longitude formats
I needed a way to convert Latitude/Longitude coordinates between Degrees+Decimal to Degrees Minutes Seconds notation. I created some user functions within the excellent PCalc app that can do this inline in PCalc.
Pcalc and “User” functions
PCalc has an entire programmable interface for running calculator routines.
the Degrees-Minutes-Seconds (DMS) notation is as follows. In the number
123.4532, in the places after the decimal point, the
45 represents minutes, and the
32 represents seconds.
Showing the formula and including the “saved” files from PCalc is simplest way to reveal the function.
D.dddddd -> D.MS
D.MS -> D.dddddd
User functions in PCalc
When you run these functions, the results are returned directly into X input.
I “saved” these functions on PCalc (Mac) and share them here. I think it should be possible to load them within the app rather than recreating the formulas.