10.36. Bc-1.06.95

The Bc pacakge contains an arbitrary precision numeric processing language.

10.36.1. Installation of Bc

Prepare Bc for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr --with-readline

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue: echo "quit" | ./bc/bc -l Test/checklib.b

Install the package:

make install

10.36.2. Contents of Bc

Installed programs: bc and dc

Short Descriptions


is a command line calculator


is a reverse-polish command line calculator