spigot - Command-line exact real calculator

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: GetDeb Apps i386
Package name: spigot
Package version: 20170903.df57f3c
Package release: 1~getdeb1
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 968 B
Download size: 312.10 KB
Official Mirror: screenshots.getdeb.net
A normal calculating program, given a mathematical expression to evaluate, will want to know in advance how many digits of output are needed (if it even has that option), and if the expression includes more than one successive operation, then rounding errors will build up so that the last few digits are potentially wrong, or perhaps more in some cases (e.g. if significance loss occurs). spigot, by contrast, does not output any digit of the answer until it's sure that the digit is right, and it will keep generating digits until you tell it to stop.



    Source package: spigot

    Install Howto

    1. Install the repository GPG key:
      # wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
    2. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
      deb http://screenshots.getdeb.net/ xenial-getdeb apps
    3. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    4. Install spigot deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install spigot


    • /usr/bin/spigot
    • /usr/share/doc/spigot/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/spigot/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/spigot/spigot.html
    • /usr/share/man/man1/spigot.1.gz