AppleScript math FAQ: Can you show some examples of basic AppleScript math operations, like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division?
Sure, let's take a look at some AppleScript math examples.
AppleScript addition syntax/examples
To add a few numbers together just use the normal
set syntax and the
+ operator, like this AppleScript addition example:
set one to 1 set two to 2 set answer to one + two display dialog answer
That example displays the number 3.
AppleScript subtraction syntax/examples
Here's a similar example, but this time using AppleScript subtraction:
set one to 1 set two to 2 set answer to two - one display dialog answer
That will display the number 1.
AppleScript multiplication syntax/examples
AppleScript multiplication looks like this:
set one to 1 set two to 2 set answer to two * two * two * two display dialog answer
AppleScript division syntax/examples
Finally, AppleScript division looks like this:
set one to 1 set two to 2 set answer to one / two display dialog answer