7 of the Best Free Linux Calculators
One of the basic utilities supplied with any operating system
is a desktop calculator. These are often simple utilities that are
perfectly adequate for basic use. They typically include trigonometric
functions, logarithms, factorials, parentheses and a memory function.
However, the calculators featured in this article are
sophisticated with the ability to process difficult mathematical
functions, to plot graphs in 2D and 3D, and much more.
The calculators also typically support the
Reverse Polish notation (RPN). This is a prefix notation wherein every
operator follows all of its operands. In other words, instead of
pressing 6 + 8 and the enter key, in RPN you type in 6 8 +.
Occasionally, the calculator tool provided with an operating system did
not engender any confidence. The classic example being the calculator
shipped with Windows 3.1 which could not even reliably subtract two
numbers. Rest assured, the calculators listed below are of precision
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 7 high quality Linux
calculator tools. Hopefully, there will be something of
interest for anyone who wants more functionality offered by simple
calculators such as
gcalctool (the default calculator provided with GNOME).
Now, let's explore the 7 calculator tools at hand. For
each title we have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot
the software in action, a full description with an
in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant
resources and reviews.
||Multifunctional scientific graphic calculator
precision and powerful desktop calculator
||Desktop calculator, an educational tool in
mathematics, and for research
and easy to use
||RPN and algebraic calculator
||High-Fidelity calculator simulator
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Last Updated Sunday, February 05 2012 @ 12:57 PM EST