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nickle 2.90

Numeric oriented programming language

Nickle is a programming language based prototyping environment with powerful programming and scripting capabilities. Nickle supports a variety of datatypes, especially arbitrary precision numbers. The programming language vaguely resembles C. Some things in C which do not translate easily are different, some design choices have been made differently, and a very few features are simply missing. Nickle provides the functionality of Unix bc, dc and expr in a different form. It is also an ideal environment for prototyping complex algorithms. Nickle's scripting capabilities make it a replacement for spreadsheets in some applications, and its numeric features complement the limited numeric functionality of text-oriented languages such as AWK and Perl.


Install nickle 2.90 as follows:

guix install nickle@2.90

Or install the latest version:

guix install nickle

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.