This chapter explains how to use Calc and its many features, in a
step-by-step, tutorial way. You are encouraged to run Calc and work
along with the examples as you read (Note: Starting Calc). If you
are already familiar with advanced calculators, you may wish to skip on
to the rest of this manual.
This tutorial describes the standard user interface of Calc only.
The "Quick Mode" and "Keypad Mode" interfaces are fairly
self-explanatory. Note: Embedded Mode, for a description of the
"Embedded Mode" interface.
The easiest way to read this tutorial on-line is to have two windows
on your Emacs screen, one with Calc and one with the Info system. (If
you have a printed copy of the manual you can use that instead.) Press
`M-# c' to turn Calc on or to switch into the Calc window, and press
`M-# i' to start the Info system or to switch into its window. Or, you
may prefer to use the tutorial in printed form.
This tutorial is designed to be done in sequence. But the rest of
this manual does not assume you have gone through the tutorial. The
tutorial does not cover everything in the Calculator, but it touches on
most general areas.
You may wish to print out a copy of the Calc Summary and keep notes
on it as you learn Calc. Note: Installation, to see how to make a
printed summary. Note: Summary.
- Basic Tutorial
- Arithmetic Tutorial
- Vector/Matrix Tutorial
- Types Tutorial
- Algebra Tutorial
- Programming Tutorial
- Answers to Exercises
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