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Voting - and the associated reputation - separates Stack Exchange from other networks. It forms part of the core philosophy for the network, so that will not change. It is by far the simplest and most effective way to add value (positive or negative) to other's work. It's used throughout Internet forums and other Q&A's to rank the value of contributions. And that's why voting adds value elsewhere, but also here.

The theory behind moderation by the community is another fundamental design principal that contributes to the network's foundation and ties in well with the idea of voting.

If you're not into voting (maybe 1 vote every 3 daysweek, stemming from 171 votes over 46 months compared to other voting contributors) because it is flawed, you shouldn't be so hard-up about the decisions others make when voting. Just contribute in the way you're comfortable. For you this is predominantly through answers.

Further to the two posts in question; they have the same goal:

and that's why I voted to close; that's the careful thinking I used to make my decision. There is no declaration requesting a solution that didn't use specific packages, and using a comprehensive packages like in the other solutions doesn't warrant proposals that are not simple (one could argue the OP requested "simple arithmetic" and therefore a "simple", "elementary" or "non-package" solution). It could be argued that you are using a non-simple technique as well since the calculations are obscured using dimensions to perform simple floating point arithmetic, since the OP is not interested in lengths.

If the question remained closed (for whatever reason) and you still felt that the OP needed a solution that only you can provide, you are more than welcome to contribute with only the necessary amount of artillery needed by using a comment, just like I did, even if that means code is hosted off-site. This has been used often, with some code still available since the start of this site (around 2010) - example comment.

Voting - and the associated reputation - separates Stack Exchange from other networks. It forms part of the core philosophy for the network, so that will not change. It is by far the simplest and most effective way to add value (positive or negative) to other's work. It's used throughout Internet forums and other Q&A's to rank the value of contributions. And that's why voting adds value elsewhere, but also here.

The theory behind moderation by the community is another fundamental design principal that contributes to the network's foundation and ties in well with the idea of voting.

If you're not into voting (maybe 1 vote every 3 days, stemming from 171 votes over 46 months compared to other voting contributors) because it is flawed, you shouldn't be so hard-up about the decisions others make when voting. Just contribute in the way you're comfortable. For you this is predominantly through answers.

Further to the two posts in question; they have the same goal:

and that's why I voted to close; that's the careful thinking I used to make my decision. There is no declaration requesting a solution that didn't use specific packages, and using a comprehensive packages like in the other solutions doesn't warrant proposals that are not simple (one could argue the OP requested "simple arithmetic" and therefore a "simple", "elementary" or "non-package" solution). It could be argued that you are using a non-simple technique as well since the calculations are obscured using dimensions to perform simple floating point arithmetic, since the OP is not interested in lengths.

If the question remained closed (for whatever reason) and you still felt that the OP needed a solution that only you can provide, you are more than welcome to contribute with only the necessary amount of artillery needed by using a comment, just like I did, even if that means code is hosted off-site. This has been used often, with some code still available since the start of this site (around 2010) - example comment.

Voting - and the associated reputation - separates Stack Exchange from other networks. It forms part of the core philosophy for the network, so that will not change. It is by far the simplest and most effective way to add value (positive or negative) to other's work. It's used throughout Internet forums and other Q&A's to rank the value of contributions. And that's why voting adds value elsewhere, but also here.

The theory behind moderation by the community is another fundamental design principal that contributes to the network's foundation and ties in well with the idea of voting.

If you're not into voting (maybe 1 vote every week, stemming from 171 votes over 46 months compared to other voting contributors) because it is flawed, you shouldn't be so hard-up about the decisions others make when voting. Just contribute in the way you're comfortable. For you this is predominantly through answers.

Further to the two posts in question; they have the same goal:

and that's why I voted to close; that's the careful thinking I used to make my decision. There is no declaration requesting a solution that didn't use specific packages, and using a comprehensive packages like in the other solutions doesn't warrant proposals that are not simple (one could argue the OP requested "simple arithmetic" and therefore a "simple", "elementary" or "non-package" solution). It could be argued that you are using a non-simple technique as well since the calculations are obscured using dimensions to perform simple floating point arithmetic, since the OP is not interested in lengths.

If the question remained closed (for whatever reason) and you still felt that the OP needed a solution that only you can provide, you are more than welcome to contribute with only the necessary amount of artillery needed by using a comment, just like I did, even if that means code is hosted off-site. This has been used often, with some code still available since the start of this site (around 2010) - example comment.

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Voting - and the associated reputation - separates Stack Exchange from other networks. It forms part of the core philosophy for the network, so that will not change. It is by far the simplest and most effective way to add value (positive or negative) to other's work. It's used throughout Internet forums and other Q&A's to rank the value of contributions. And that's why voting adds value elsewhere, but also here.

The theory behind moderation by the community is another fundamental design principal that contributes to the network's foundation and ties in well with the idea of voting.

If you're not into voting (maybe 1 vote every 3 days, stemming from 171 votes over 46 months compared to other voting contributors) because it is flawed, you shouldn't be so hard-up about the decisions others make when voting. Just contribute in the way you're comfortable. For you this is predominantly through answers.

Further to the two posts in question; they have the same goal:

and that's why I voted to close; that's the careful thinking I used to make my decision. There is no declaration requesting a solution that didn't use specific packages, and using a comprehensive packages like in the other solutions doesn't warrant proposals that are not simple (one could argue the OP requested "simple arithmetic" and therefore a "simple", "elementary" or "non-package" solution). It could be argued that you are using a non-simple technique as well since the calculations are obscured using dimensions to perform simple floating point arithmetic, since the OP is not interested in lengths.

If the question remained closed (for whatever reason) and you still felt that the OP needed a solution that only you can provide, you are more than welcome to contribute with only the necessary amount of artillery needed by using a comment, just like I did, even if that means code is hosted off-site. This has been used often, with some code still available since the start of this site (around 2010) - example comment.