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Sorry, I am struggling to understand, what exactly do you think you have come up with? I haven't read the link, so maybe I am missing something, but it sounds like you are just talking about some sort of dictionary lookup?
a little more then @musefan suggested, it's a table
input = 1, next input is +1: return 2
input = 1, next input is -1 return 0
input = 1, next input is +2 return 3
input = 1, next input is -2 return -1
input = 10, next input is is +10 return 20
....or at very most 1 step of a finite state machine.
one thing it's not is "logic"
... it's 100% mechanical the same way a mechanical calendar looks like it's "doing logic" to handle different length months.
a better design was the mechanical calculator: it had a very elegant way to handle carries
i.e. 7 (+ 6) lands on 3 + 1 carry to next significant digit, 7 X 3 -> 7 (+ 2 rotations of 7) resulting in landing on 1 with 2 carries happening (note how it discounts the multiplier by 1 to not need to 'reset' the starting point or use a 'register'). Division was really complicated (start by looking how the Z80 types did it) and cost a lot extra, decimals were just a fixed point in the wheel set.
I skimmed the doc but I don't really get it. As far as the randomiser though, you might want to look at how randomisation works in Doom. Then realise that you can't really patent ideas that have been around since 1993
I created a calculator only using the scripting commands in the video game Counter-Strike, bind (for input) echo (for output) and alias (for the logic). Bind is to connect keys to a command or string of specified commands, echo is to output text to the console, and alias is a command that allows you to create a new command out of a string of specified commands. Basically, I can do math without using math. This is pure connectionism, where there are no values, no logic operators and no measurements in the logic. It is purely making, breaking and using connections and nothing else.
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Not really, there are plenty of good products out there that are 100% free that can help people in important matters...
i.e. Linux powered servers in several companies...
I had a Red Hat Enterprise Server Linux working for years at my company handling all the server things... for free, and doing a better job than windows with less resources... not to say that I was able to set as many users and mail accounts as I wanted for free...
It is important, but if it can be for free it is even better...
Microsoft has a version of Excel you can use for free from your phone, and save the file to OneDrive. Then access it on your desktop when you get home?
Or, not for free, but pretty darn powerful: Memento database has a $15 version that can be synced to Google sheets. It takes a bit of work to get everything replicated in sheets to begin with, but can do almost whatever you want. You said you don't have time for that, though.