Introduction to GNOME Calculator

GNOME Calculator is a powerful graphical calculator with financial, logical and scientific modes. It uses a multiple precision package to do its arithmetic to give a high degree of accuracy.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.10 platform.

Package Information

Additional Downloads

GNOME Calculator Dependencies


GTK+-3.20.9, gtksourceview-3.20.4, and itstool-2.0.2


User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Calculator

First, copy the files that were downloaded earlier into the proper directory, since GNOME Calculator's tarball does not have them.

cp -v ../history-{entry,view}.ui data/

Install GNOME Calculator by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check. In 32bit systems, Number.float and Number.double tests might fail due to floating point round off errors, most probably in 32 bit systems.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanation

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: gcalccmd and gnome-calculator
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/{lib,share/help/*}/gnome-calculator

Short Descriptions


is the official calculator of the GNOME Desktop.


is a command line version of gnome-calculator.

Last updated on 2016-08-29 23:02:26 -0700