This time I will xbe looking at the GCalcTool, also known as the Gnome calculator. As you can already guess, this tool can be used to provide simple to mid-level mathematical calculations with efficiency.
The GCalcTool generally comes installed with the Gnome desktop environment, but it can be used on other distributions as well. The tool also provides far more functionality than the default look appears to offer. Don't forget to experiment to get the most out of this excellent tool.
This tool can be installed on various Linux distributions and is widely supported.
Install the GCalcTool on any Ubuntu based system with the commands below.
sudo apt-get install gcalctool
The Gnome calculator has a fairly simply interface, though it may change based on the mode you are using.
The menu bar is located at the top of the Gnome calculator window. Use the menu bar to reach all the actions and options available for the GCalcTool.
Calculated results will be displayed inside this bar, numbers will also be displayed as you type or click them. The display bar is located underneath the menu bar.
The mode area is where all of your buttons are displayed, the available buttons will change when you switch to a different mode.
The status of your calculations will be displayed in the status bar which is at the bottom of the Gnome calculator window.
The GCalcTool also offers alternative modes if you need extra functionality. Here are some of the modes that you can try.
This is the default mode that provides simple functionality and basic calculations.
This mode will naturally reveal all the advanced functionality of the GCalcTool.
Use this mode to help with all of your financial calculations.
Users can try this mode for trigonometric calculations.
This mode provides additional functionality that programmers may find useful.
The GCalcTool is capable of working out several types of equations. Here is a look at some of the more popular equation types that are supported.
Basic equations are of course supported. This includes addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication.
Trigonometric equations are also supported.
Powers can be calculated as well.
You can even check the square root of any number.
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