
gnomecalculator(1) User Commands gnomecalculator(1)
NAME
gnomecalculator, gcalctool  perform basic, financial, and scientific calculations
SYNOPSIS
gnomecalculator  gcalctool [a accuracy] [D] [E] [v] [gnomestdoptions]
DESCRIPTION
Gnome calculator is a desktop calculator. It has been designed to be used with either the
mouse or the keyboard. It is visually similar to a lot of handheld calculators.
Calculator has the following modes:
Basic Mode Provides standard calculator functions. You can store numbers in
10 different memory registers, and easily retrieve and replace the
numbers in the memory registers. Basic Mode is the default mode.
You can use all of the Basic Mode functions in each of the other
modes.
Financial Mode Provides several complex financial functions.
Scientific Mode Provides many additional mathematical functions, including
trigonometric and logical functions. You can also store your own
functions and constants, when you use Scientific Mode.
EXTENDED DESCRIPTION
Some of the calculator keys have menu marks, this indicates that there is a menu associ
ated with that key.
One of the most important things to remember about gnomecalculator is that calculations
are performed from left to right, with no arithmetic precedence. If you need arithmetic
precedence, then you should use parentheses.
Internal arithmetic is now down with multiprecision floating point numbers. Accuracy can
be adjusted from zero to nine numeric places in fixed notation, but numbers can be dis
played in engineering and scientific notation as well. There is also an option to show or
remove trailing zeroes after the numeric point. The calculator reverts to scientific nota
tion when the number is larger than the display would allow in fixed notation. In the sci
entific mode, the base of operation can be changed between binary, octal, decimal and hex
idecimal. Numbers are initially displayed in fixed notation to nine numeric places, with
trailing zeroes removed, in the decimal base.
You can use the Copy and Paste functions in conjunction with the numeric display to store
or retrieve characters from the clipboard. You can also remove the last digit entered,
completely clear the displayed entry and totally reset the calculator.
There are ten memory registers. Numbers can be stored or retrieved in these locations, and
arithmetic can be performed upon register contents.
Context sensitive help is also available. ControlF1 toggles whether a tooltip is dis
played for the item which currently has focus.
On startup, Calculator uses the following configuration resources stored in a GConf data
base.
Resource: /schemes/apps/gcalctool/accuracy
Values: Accuracy value
Description: The number of digits displayed after the
numeric point. This value must be in the
range 0 to 9.
Resource: /schemes/apps/gcalctool/base
Values: Numeric Base
Description: The initial numeric base. Valid values are
"BIN" (binary), "OCT" (octal), "DEC" (deci
mal), and "HEX" (hexadecimal).
Resource: /schemes/apps/gcalctool/display
Values: Display mode
Description: The initial display mode. Valid values are
"ENG" (engineering), "FIX" (fixedpoint), and
SCI" (scientific).
Resource: /schemes/apps/gcalctool/mode
Values: Mode
Description: The initial calculator mode. Valid values are
"BASIC", "FINANCIAL", and "SCIENTIFIC".
Resource: /schemes/apps/gcalctool/showzeroes
Values: true, false (true)
Description: Whether to show trailing zeroes after the
numeric point in the display value.
Resource: /schemes/apps/gcalctool/showthousands
Values: true, false (false)
Description: Whether fixed numbers in the decimal base are
displayed with thousands separated.
Resource: /schemes/apps/gcalctool/showregisters
Values: true, false (true)
Description: Whether to display the memory register window
when Calculator starts.
Resource: /schemes/apps/gcalctool/trigtype
Values: Trig. type
Description: The initial trigonometric type. Valid values
are "DEG" (degrees), "GRAD" (grads), and
"RAD" (radians).
Any constants or functions that the user defines are also stored in the GConf database.
OPTIONS
The following options are supported:
a accuracy Specifies the number of digits displayed after the numeric point.
This value must be in the range 0 to 9.
D Enable debug mode.
E Enable debug mode in the multipleprecision arithmetic package.
v Show the version number and usage information.
gnomestdoptions Standard options available for use with most GNOME applications.
See gnomestdoptions(5) for more information.
EXAMPLES
Example 1: Launching Calculator
example% gnomecalculator
EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned:
0 Application exited successfully
>0 Application exited with failure
FILES
The following files are used by this application:
/usr/bin/gcalctool Executable for Calculator.
/usr/bin/gnomecalculator Symbolic link to gcalctool.
~/.gcalctoolrc Userspecific resources for customizing the appearance and
color of Calculator.
ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
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 ATTRIBUTE TYPE  ATTRIBUTE VALUE 
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Availability SUNWgnomecalculator 
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Interface stability Volatile 
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SEE ALSO
Calculator Manual
Latest version of the GNOME Desktop User Guide for your platform.
attributes(5), gnomestdoptions(5)
NOTES
Written by Glynn Foster and Rich Burridge, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2003.
Updated by Matt Keenan, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2006.
SunOS 5.11 12 Sep 2006 gnomecalculator(1) 
