Linux : arbitrary calculator language


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bc

bc is a command line arithmetic calculator. It is a an arbitrary calculator language which means that it is an interactive calculator programming language. We can use expressions,variable,print,decision make statement etc

a=13
print a
a<1
0
a>12
1

A comparison with >,< return 0 if it fails or 1 if it it true, I think that make sense.

We can also use the bc with output statement as follows

echo '100*9'|bc

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Manoj

A developer,teacher and a blogger obsessed with Python,Dart and open source world from India

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