Hey, everyone, I'm a beginner to all types of programming, so I figured I'd place my first original (i.e. completely solved by me) up for comments and criticisms. I'm mainly looking on how to make it more streamlined, as I decided I might as well learn to make efficient code as I'm learning the language. Anyway, the following is a simple calculator program. Also, and I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question, but is there a command in c++ that is similar to the ClrHome command in Visual Basic. I haven't been able to find it in any of the books I'm using. Thanks.

Code:/* **************************************************************************** This program takes two numbers as input, asks the user to choose a operator, then displays the result. ******************************************************************************/ #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { //First we declare the variables we will use for calculations long double x, y; long double result; int z; //This is the value we will use for the operator //Next we get our values from the user and display them to verify cout << "Please enter a number: \n"; cin >> x; cout << "Please enter a second number: \n"; cin >> y; cout << "\n" << "Your numbers are " << x << " and " << y << "\n"; cout << "\n"; //Next we display the possible operators cout << "(1) Add \n"; cout << "(2) Subtract \n"; cout << "(3) Multiply \n"; cout << "(4) Divide \n"; cin >> z; cout << "\n"; //Now we do the calculations switch ( z ) { case 1: result = x + y; break; case 2: result = x - y; break; case 3: result = x * y; break; case 4: result = x / y; break; default: cout<<"Error, bad input, quitting\n"; break; } cout << "The result is " << result << "\n"; return 0; }