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Old 08-28-2018, 01:02 AM   #5
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I have to agree, Calculators use to suck. Octave is good, but it has an awful lot of dependencies for just a calculator, specially if you don't use Qt5 in advance or you don't plan to use its GUI.

Regarding to CLI calculators if that suits you, qalculate is as good as octave CLI can be but having way less dependencies. It gives you a prompt and you quit it the usual way; Ctrl+c (or Ctrl+d). It also has a GTK UI if you want that.

Another neat solution is python itself if you have it on your system. It usually is a default in many distros. You don't need to learn python, just using its powerful calculation capabilities. A quick websearch will give many guides and tutorials.
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