I am looking for a recommendation on a platform for building quick calculation tools (with a gui) that I can reuse and also need basic file functions.
I am an engineer and use a lot of calculations for different equipment sizing exercises and such. I would like to build a simple software utility that I can store some of the calculations in so that future calculations are quick and easy.
The features that I am most concerned with:
- It should be straightforward to add additional features later.
- I would like the tool to allow packaging so that I can share it with others who are unlikely to participate in development
- I would like file inputs and outputs to be straightforward to implement so that I can just load the calculation parameters if I need to revisit an older calculation. I would envision the files using xml or something similar.
- The majority of users would be Windows users, so that would be my target platform
I am not a stranger to programming, but have spent most of my time working with C++. I am looking for some direction if using python, or java or something else would be the most straightforward for these purposes since I fully understand that you could accomplish these tasks with virtually any language/platform with enough time and work.