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GIAC(1) General Commands Manual GIAC(1)


giac - computer algebra system


giac [options] files...
cas [options] files...
xcas [options] files...


This manual page documents briefly the giac and cas commands. The xcas version shows a nice GUI for the program. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has documentation in the GNU Info format; see below.

giac is an advance symbolic and numeric calculator by Bernard Parisse.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see the Info files.

Show summary of options.
Show version of program.


The programs are documented fully by GIAC/XCAS manual, available via the Info system.
Docs in DVI format in /usr/share/doc/giac directory.


This manual page was written by Carleos Artime <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

July 26, 2002