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[SOLVED] Calculator with a save or retention feature

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My favourite Windows calculator is SPEQ and I am looking for a Linux desktop calculator that has similar features. Essentially, it works on a built in unstructured "notepad" display and performs the calculations when the Return key is pressed. The builtin default screen retains the data between sessions, or one can save it as a file.
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Well it's a lot more than just a calculator, but I just use python for this. And it has some wrinkles, like needing to use a decimal to insure floating point arithmatic, so that you don't get, for example, 7/8=0.
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ineuw wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:16 pm
My favourite Windows calculator is SPEQ and I am looking for a Linux desktop calculator that has similar features.
https://alternativeto.net/software/speq-mathematics/
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acerimusdux wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:34 pm
Well it's a lot more than just a calculator, but I just use python for this. And it has some wrinkles, like needing to use a decimal to insure floating point arithmatic, so that you don't get, for example, 7/8=0.
You are right, but unfortunately I am just trying to take baby steps with python.
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Qalculate might fit your needs. I use the older version available in Synaptic Package Manager.

https://qalculate.github.io/
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richyrich wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:02 pm
Qalculate might fit your needs. I use the older version available in Synaptic Package Manager.
https://qalculate.github.io/
Thanks, I am looking at it right now, it's a lot more than need, nevertheless I may be able to use it. It's been awhile that the software was updated. It's mentioning currencies which no longer exist because of the Euro.
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You may need to download the source code of the latest edition from their website and compile it. (don't forget to have build-essentials installed prior to compiling)
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Yes, tried compiling as my first option, after installing all the dependencies, but there is a bug in it. So, I installed it from the Software centre. But now that I think of it, since the dependencies are already installed from the centre, I should try to compile it again.
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catweazel wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:40 pm
ineuw wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:16 pm
My favourite Windows calculator is SPEQ and I am looking for a Linux desktop calculator that has similar features.
https://alternativeto.net/software/speq-mathematics/
Sorry my first reply didn't make it. I looked there as you have, but the app is only for Windows, although it's easy to misunderstand with all the surrounding and confusing info boxes.
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ineuw wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:28 pm
but the app is only for Windows
SpeedCrunch
Qalculate!
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Re: Calculator with a save or retention feature

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ineuw wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:24 pm
Yes, tried compiling as my first option
Qalculate! 2.5.0 is also available as a Snap package.

In order to use a Snap Package you will have to install the Snap system with

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sudo apt install snapd


Then install the Qalculate! snap with

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sudo snap install qalculate
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Re: Calculator with a save or retention feature

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Hi ineuw,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

There are a lot of calculators available in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) and elsewhere. There are also some really good posts in this forum on this topic.

One of my favorite calculators beside "Kcalc" that has a printing calculator tape that can be saved is "superbcalc" a Java based application that works great under Linux and all other operating systems.

SuperbCalc - a free software tape calculator written in Java
http://www.mariottini.net/roberto/superbcalc/

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Re: Calculator with a save or retention feature

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phd21 wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:24 am

One of my favorite calculators beside "Kcalc" that has a printing calculator tape that can be saved is "superbcalc" a Java based application that works great under Linux and all other operating systems.

SuperbCalc - a free software tape calculator written in Java
http://www.mariottini.net/roberto/superbcalc/
phd21, it certainly helped. It is what I was looking for. Qalculate is a bit too match for me. Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Calculator with a save or retention feature

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Hi ineuw,

You are welcome...
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