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Re: Recomended tutoial(s) on doing arithmetic in Bash scripts




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On Mon, Mar 06, 2017 at 05:13:36AM -0600, Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 03/05/2017 04:12 PM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> >Another external tool at least as good as bc is wcalc and once that
> >package gets installed just run wcalc at the command prompt and you'll
> >have quite a load of examples show up.
> >
> 
> For my current project I think dc, rather than expr or bc, is the
> better fit for my current project.
> 
> However, browsing thru http://w-calc.sourceforge.net/ and related
> pages indicates it might be a very nice alternative to the
> calculator that the default MATE package includes.

Yes, wcalc looks nice, thanks Jude! And judging by its dependencies
(GNU gmp), it has a fair chance to pass GiaThnYgeia's big number
criterion ;-)

regards
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