Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
This week’s Terminal 101 tip will help you solve both simple and complex equations through the command line without having to launch a dedicated application. With the Terminal and bc (a command line-based basic calculator), you’ll be able to perform quick calculations in long string formats, and even set variables and refer to them throughout the equation.