# GNOME Calculator

### DESCRIPTION:

Calculator is an application that solves mathematical equations and is suitable as a default application in a Desktop environment.

**What Calculator is:**

- A tool for calculating mathematical equations
- Uses standard mathematical notation where possible (so users do not have to learn the application when they already know maths)
- Easy enough to use for simple maths (add, subtract, multiply, divide)
- Powerful enough for mid-level mathematics (though not at the expense of being easy for simple mathematics)
- Fast to load and responsive to input
- Appropriately sized to fit into standard screen resolutions (e.g. netbooks)
- Fully accessible
- Well documented
- Integrated into the GNOME Desktop

**What Calculator is not:**

- It does not emulate any existing calculator interfaces, hardware or software (use those calculators if you want this behaviour)
- It is not a power-tool for professional mathematicians (professionals should use a specialist application)
- It is not a programming language (programmers should use a programming language)