qalculate to the rescue. The only feature sI've ever...">

A decent Linux calculator!

Holy crap are you kidding me!?! There is a decent (non-basic) calculator program for linux? Finally qalculate to the rescue. The only feature sI've ever really wanted in a calculator are a "history" and an intuitive keyboard interface. I've tried all kinds of programs and this is the only one that was even close to what I wanted. When I used to run Windows I'd run GraphCalc which is totally awesome, but now I'm using qalculate.

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Ben 2006-06-07 03:16pm - No Email - Logged IP:

I keep my TI-89 next to my desk for this purpose. For some reason I like a physical calculator better than software.

Davus 2006-08-03 02:07pm - dave is the user, kidindustries dawt net is domain - Logged IP:

My curiosity is whether it can calculate very large values (such as 2^2048) accurately...

Scott Baker 2006-08-03 02:52pm - No Email - Logged IP:

I dunno, is this accurate? 3.2317006E616

Davus 2006-08-03 03:51pm - No Email - Logged IP:

Seems it can. 2^2048 = 323170060713110073007148766886699519604441026697154840321303454275246551388678908931 97201411522913463688717960921898019494119559150490921095088152386448283120630877367300996091750197750389652 10679605763838406756827679221864261975616183809433847617047058164585203630504288757589154106580860755239912 39303855219143333896683424206849747865645694948561760353263220580778056593310261927084603141502585928641771 16725943603718461857357598351152301645904403697613233287231227125684710820209725157101726931323469678542580 656697935045997268352998638215525166389437335543602135433229604645318478604952148193555853611059596230656 Great app!

Scott Baker 2006-08-03 03:58pm - No Email - Logged IP:

WOW! What did you use to get all those digits?

Davus 2006-08-03 05:15pm - No Email - Logged IP:

I enabled the "Fraction" option, along with "Exact" (not required). It seemed to me that scientific notation never gave a clear picture of how large a number truly was, but luckilly this app skips past that and finds the -exact- sum, not just rounding off with 0s either. :-)

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