[CLUG-chat] Calculators

Jonathan Carter highvoltage at thepub.co.za
Mon Oct 6 12:27:51 SAST 2003


On Mon, 2003-10-06 at 10:02, marc wrote:
> > I have spent some time looking for a decent calculator.  A program that can 
> > replace my Casio Scientific Programmable calculator.  This is what I want:
> > 
> > 1) No RPN!  Something that uses BODMAS and Wysiwig style calcs
> > 2) The ability to scroll back to previous commands, edit them and re-execute 
> > them
> > 3) Some kind of simple variable storage / usage
> > 
> > Thinking about it, perhaps one could run something from the command line?  
> 
> If commandline is what you want, run bc (or rather bc -l). 
> Actually bash can to a leetle bit of integer aritmetic too, 
> try echo $[7*6]
> 
> regards
> 
> marc

If you want to have the ultimate programmable calculator, I think Python
would be an excelent choice, from what I've heard about it.

Jonathan




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