Testing 1, 2, 3 (to be replaced by a more current version with the proper name, T/Maker, soon.)       

Email: roizen@ix.netcom.com

This version has most features planned including all the core stuff. I expect to be finished by September 1st. I will probably price this at $5 for sale online to individuals. I would love to get it into a school system at a close to nothing price.

There is a tutorial built-in, but I think reading the home page carefully and looking at the videos gives a better perspective. The tutorial does have some information which is not covered elsewhere. There are some examples included in the download. Good ideas for templates are welcomed. I can post new ones as they get created on the Examples page.

The Demo Version to download is limited in that it will expire the first week in October. There are examples to play with and modify. You can also fetch a screen to play with  in the Teach Me Menu. And you can start with a blank screen if you like. Most everything is simple. A little practice getting used to the calculation trail syntax is the best way to spend your time. The other stuff can be mastered in minutes.

For a while, I was calling this program MightyMath. The program will currently open files of either .mtym or .tmkr. Most of the examples are still .mtym.

Caution:
 
Since T/Maker requires the JRE (below) in addition to the program and support files in a zipped folder, I have to anticipate that some people will find some frustration somewhere. Feedback will be appreciated. If you ran into a problem and solved it, I would be happy to add a description to this page. This is somewhat new territory for me as all my previous products were for Windows only and had no requirements beyond that. I have, of course, run the program on a Mac as well and it worked fine. So far, I have not seen a situation where a properly installed program does not run well.

Java Runtime Environment  (JRE)
T/Maker
is written in java and runs on Mac / Apple Computers,  Windows, and a number of other platforms. You will need to install the Java Runtime Environment available from Oracle at no charge if you don't already have it.  The link is below:

https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/javase-jre8-downloads.html

I obtained the one for Windows (x64) which I am running on a 10 year old machine with Windows 7. There appears to be one for earlier processors (x86). I could not use it on my old Windows XP machine that's about 25 years old.

On the Mac I used, a JRE was already installed. But the machine was set to not allow running programs other than those obtained at the Apple Store.  To solve this problem:

1. I went to System Preferences. Then to the right of the General tab, I clicked
Security & Privacy.
2.
On the dialog box that appeared, I clicked the image of a lock to allow changes.
3. I then clicked the option to allow apps from "Anywhere".

I had previously  tried a technique that claimed to allow a single program to be designated as exempt from the general restriction. It involved the use of the <Ctrl> key. Unfortunately, it did work as explained for the machine I was using.

The Download

The file to download is a zip file  (TMaker.zip). It contains:

1. TMaker.jar  (the executable java file)
2. Some resources used by the above (mostly cursors)
3. .mtym files which are example tables or tables used in the tutorial

Windows: use a right mouse button to "Save As" in a new folder you create. Then use another right mouse button on the TMaker.zip file and choose the "Extract All" option. To run the program, double click the file MightMath.jar. Failure to do that, on my machine, yielded a start up directory of "system32" which is not what you want.

Mac: A click on the line below put the zip with in my download directory in a folder named TMaker. From there I just found and clicked on the TMaker.jar file and it came up running fine. I did not need to ask it to extract the files. That appeared to have done automatically.


TMaker.zip  Download