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About: Calc is a C-style arbitrary precision calculator.

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commands one at a time, processes them, and displays the answers. commands one at a time, processes them, and displays the answers.
In the simplest case, commands are simply expressions which are In the simplest case, commands are simply expressions which are
evaluated. For example, the following line can be input: evaluated. For example, the following line can be input:
3 * (4 + 1) 3 * (4 + 1)
and the calculator will print: and the calculator will print:
15 15
Calc as the usual collection of arithmetic operators +, -, /, * Calc has the usual collection of arithmetic operators +, -, /, *
as well as ^ (exponentiation), % (modulus) and // (integer divide). as well as ^ (exponentiation), % (modulus) and // (integer divide).
For example: For example:
3 * 19^43 - 1 3 * 19^43 - 1
will produce: will produce:
29075426613099201338473141505176993450849249622191102976 29075426613099201338473141505176993450849249622191102976
Notice that calc values can be very large. For example: Notice that calc values can be very large. For example:
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ans = 1; ans = 1;
while (n > 1) while (n > 1)
ans *= (n -= 2); ans *= (n -= 2);
return ans; return ans;
} }
Thus the input: Thus the input:
f2(79) f2(79)
will produce; will produce:
1009847364737869270905302433221592504062302663202724609375 1009847364737869270905302433221592504062302663202724609375
Functions which only need to return a simple expression can be defined Functions which only need to return a simple expression can be defined
using an equals sign, as in the example: using an equals sign, as in the example:
define sc(a,b) = a^3 + b^3 define sc(a,b) = a^3 + b^3
Thus the input: Thus the input:
sc(31, 61) sc(31, 61)
will produce; will produce:
256772 256772
Variables in functions can be defined as either 'global', 'local', Variables in functions can be defined as either 'global', 'local',
or 'static'. Global variables are common to all functions and the or 'static'. Global variables are common to all functions and the
command line, whereas local variables are unique to each function command line, whereas local variables are unique to each function
level, and are destroyed when the function returns. Static variables level, and are destroyed when the function returns. Static variables
are scoped within single input files, or within functions, and are are scoped within single input files, or within functions, and are
never destroyed. Variables are not typed at definition time, but never destroyed. Variables are not typed at definition time, but
dynamically change as they are used. dynamically change as they are used.
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