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gnome-calculator(1)			  User Commands 		      gnome-calculator(1)

       gnome-calculator, gcalctool - perform basic, financial, and scientific calculations

       gnome-calculator | gcalctool [-a accuracy] [-D] [-E] [-v] [gnome-std-options]

       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 hand-held 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

       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.

       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 gnome-calculator 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 multi-precision 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. Control-F1 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-

       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" (fixed-point), and
		      SCI" (scientific).

       Resource:      /schemes/apps/gcalctool/mode
       Values:	      Mode
       Description:   The initial calculator mode. Valid values are

       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.

       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 multiple-precision arithmetic package.

       -v		       Show the version number and usage information.

       gnome-std-options       Standard options available for use with most  GNOME  applications.
			       See gnome-std-options(5) for more information.

       Example 1: Launching Calculator

       example% gnome-calculator

       The following exit values are returned:

       0	Application exited successfully

       >0	Application exited with failure

       The following files are used by this application:

       /usr/bin/gcalctool	       Executable for Calculator.

       /usr/bin/gnome-calculator       Symbolic link to gcalctool.

       ~/.gcalctoolrc		       User-specific resources for customizing the appearance and
				       color of Calculator.

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWgnome-calculator	   |
       |Interface stability	     |Volatile			   |

       Calculator Manual

       Latest version of the GNOME Desktop User Guide for your platform.

       attributes(5), gnome-std-options(5)

       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			      gnome-calculator(1)
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