floating point operations in shell scripts

bc -l <<< s(3/5)
-l auto-selects many more digits (but you can round/truncate in your head, right) plus it loads a few math functions like sin().
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By: akg240
2009-09-02 15:41:39

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Doesn't work for me in bash, had to do either: bc -l <<< "s(3/5)" or bc -l <<< s\(3/5\)
ibbuntu · 633 weeks and 1 day ago
using bc is for sissies. dc is much better :-D echo "5 k 3 5 / p" | dc
xamaco · 633 weeks and 1 day ago
bc -l It works in bash on ubuntu 14.04.
zerone · 385 weeks and 3 days ago

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