Calculate with Qalculate on Linux

The calculator options on Linux just blows the Windows calculator away. Imagine a calculator where you can solve extremely complicated expressions, or just convert between different measurements, and you’ve got Qalculate.

You can use it to convert currencies based on the latest exchange rates, which the application will download for you.


You can even solve extremely complex algebra functions (this one isn’t complicated, of course)


You can even use it to convert between a unix timestamp and regular dates.


Installation on Ubuntu

Open a terminal window and type in the following:

sudo apt-get install qalculate

That’s pretty much it… I’d be very interested to hear any comments about really complicated calculations that you’ve been able to solve using this tool.

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