Re: bc - calculator
On Fri, 17 Nov 2000, Christoph Simon wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Nov 2000 13:39:21 +0100
> Joerg Johannes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > This was really great and saved me hours of time. The problem is now,
> > that I have to do the same thing with divisions, meaning 3/4 = 0.75. But
> > bc spits out 3/4 => 0 and 4/3 => 1. Any Idea how I can change this
> > behaviour to get the real results? Would save me some more hours...
> I don't use bc but dc. There I have to say
> 5 k
> to get 5 digits of decimal fractions. In bc, syntaxis is different, but
> probably you'll have to do something similar.
in bc use scale = 5 to get 5 digits after decimal point. check bc(1) for
more details and examples
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