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A handy calculator

Terminal - A handy calculator
bc
2009-03-24 16:19:12
User: haivu
Functions: bc
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A handy calculator

bc is a wonderful calculator. Just type bc at the command line and have at it. Ctrl+D (or type quit) will get you out. This usage is just scratching the surface: bc can handle a mini scripting language, complete with variable, statements, loop, conditional statements and more. Do a man page on it to find out.

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bc is handy.

Great for number base conversions (hex/dec/octal/binary).

Tnx for pointing out the scripting!

Comment by mpb 331 weeks and 6 days ago

you might start bc with -l option which enables standard math library. Without math library, even a simple division is rounded.

bc 45/8 5

When it's enabled:

bc -l 45/8 5.62500000000000000000
Comment by alperyilmaz 331 weeks and 6 days ago

@alperyilmaz: Thanks for the tip; you are right on.

Comment by haivu 331 weeks and 6 days ago

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