Welcome to the CompPad Wiki
CompPad is an OpenOffice / LibreOffice extension for performing units-aware engineering calculations within a Writer document, allowing calculations to be documented using all of the resources of Writer. It has functionality similar to Mathcad®, but is not intended to be a Mathcad® clone. Rather, I hope it might prove more flexible and extensible, and that it might encourage other free / open-source alternatives to a proprietary engineering "Killer App."
CompPad allows you to create technical calculations in the form of conventional-looking mathematical expressions using the LibreOffice equation editor. This editor has a simple text syntax that some consider to be faster and more intuitive than other equation editors. Then, with the click of a toolbar icon, CompPad will evaluate the expressions and display the results, embedded in your document. All of the features of Writer are available for documenting and formatting your document so that it can be presented with pride to co-workers, customers, professors, etc.
For more information, follow the links below.
UserGuide - This Users Guide is a work in progress. It is applies to version 0.3.
ExampleDocuments - This page contains links to example documents for version 0.3
FrequentlyAskedQuestions - Especially relevant to installation of CompPad
Roadmap - This roadmap is fairly incomplete, because I haven't taken the time to enter the issues.
DocumentGallery - I hope this becomes a repository for interesting documents generated by users of CompPad.
LibreOfficeAPI - Reference info for the LibreOffice API
Links - Other interesting projects related to Math, Engineering and LibreOffice
License - Information on the license(s) covering CompPad.