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Old 09-26-2004, 11:54 AM   #1
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Ideal Linux Calculator


Hello,

It has taken me years to find the ideal Windows calculator - Equalizer. Now that I'm fully Linuxed, however, I find myself once again in the search for a calculator. Which scientific calculator do you think is the best available for Linux?

(Abacus won't do.)

- TLG
 
Old 09-26-2004, 12:04 PM   #2
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its called pg calculator..
check it out and see if it meets ur requirements..

http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=11896
 
Old 09-26-2004, 01:39 PM   #3
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By far the most useful calculator is BC, the arbirary precision calculator. It's command line but very very powerful.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 07:06 PM   #4
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fung-calc.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 09:48 AM   #5
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I have been unsuccessful in installing pgcalc, but the screenshots I've seen do not bode well. BC is probably extremely powerful - all GNU applications are - but I was hoping for something a little more graphical. Fung-calc is outright amazing - and has definitely earned a place on my computer - but not entirely what I was looking for. What I need, in fact, is simply any old scientific calculator that allows one to type queries rather than go through the ordeal of having to push button after button. Any suggestions?

-- TLG
 
Old 09-28-2004, 09:54 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by The Last Grok
I have been unsuccessful in installing pgcalc, but the screenshots I've seen do not bode well. BC is probably extremely powerful - all GNU applications are - but I was hoping for something a little more graphical. Fung-calc is outright amazing - and has definitely earned a place on my computer - but not entirely what I was looking for. What I need, in fact, is simply any old scientific calculator that allows one to type queries rather than go through the ordeal of having to push button after button. Any suggestions?

-- TLG
With respect I think you're being too fussy. If you're after mathematical calculations using formulae then surely the graphics aspect is not important? I can think of little that is more convenient than firing up a shell, running bc and just typing in the query.

But if you want graphics then good luck!
 
Old 09-28-2004, 10:51 AM   #7
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With respect I think you're being too fussy.
Maybe I am... But this is a calculator I'm after! I can do without this "Internet" stuff (never really liked it anyway), and I've never really gotten the hang of "word processing" (I like my words raw) - and don't even get me started on "ut2004" - but I'm helpless without something to crunch my numbers for me. (In other words, my computer is a waste of a perfectly good Pentium IV.)

- TLG
 
Old 10-14-2004, 02:48 AM   #8
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Old thread, but I was just searching for a good graphing calc, and the fung-calc screenshots look great. I'm compiling it now...see how it works. Anyone else know of a good calc program? I can get Mathematica for the super cheap student price, so I might have to do that when I have some money. Untill then...
 
  


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