Qalculate is a Powerful Calculator For Linux

Regardless which platform you are using, there’s bound to be a calculator included in the stock OS. For simple calculation, these calculators work fine, but if you want to do more complex calculation, like solving an algebraic expression, it won’t make the mark.

Qalculate is a powerful calculator for Linux that can solve complex mathematical expressions, units conversion, graph plotting and many more sophisticated functions.

Install Qalculate

If you are using Ubuntu, you can get it from the Ubuntu Software Center, or just install it via the command:

sudo apt-get install qalculate

What is Qalculate capable of doing?

Simple calculation

Needless to say, which calculator doesn’t perform simple calculation?


What is different is that you can decide which format to display the answer. You can get it to show in fraction, decimal, or even binary, hexadecimal etc.


Complex calculation

Be it algebra, geometry, statistics, economic, trigonometry or any other form of complex calculation, Qalculate can handle them all with ease.


Conversion to various units

Always wondering how many meters is 3.26 miles? Qaculate can handle all conversion units, be it length, weight, time, and even currency (exchange rate). Yes, you can even switch between UNIX timestamp and regular date.




Periodic table

This is a surprise to me, but Qalculate does come with a periodic table as well, and you can even get the information of each individual element.


I am not sure how many of you will need such complicated features in your calculator, but for those who need it, it is always good to know that such powerful tools exist at your fingertips. What other ways do you use to solve your complex mathematical expressions?


Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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