How to install Genius Mathematics Tool in Ubuntu Linux?

Genius Mathematics Tool or simply “Genius” is a free and open-source general-purpose calculator program that is somewhat similar to MATLAB, Maple, Mathematica, etc. It can be used as a simple calculator or research or education tool.

GEL or Genius Extension Language is a programming language used with GMT which has very intuitive syntax and it looks at how maths is usually written.

In this article, I will discuss how to install Genius Mathematics Tool in Ubuntu.

Features of Genius Mathematical tool

The key features of Genius Mathematics Tool are –

  • Free and opensource
  • Complex number support
  • Arbitrary precision integers and multiple precision floats
  • Math like looking expressions
  • Linear Algebra functions
  • Differntiations and integration
  • Supports all the basic statistical functions
  • 2D and 3D graph plotting
  • Provide GUI IDE to write and test your programs
  • It can output matrices in LaTeX, Troff(eqn) or MathML

How to install Genius in Ubuntu

There are multiple ways in which you can install Genius on Ubuntu. Now use one of the given methods to install it on your system.

Installing Genius Mathematics Tool from Ubuntu repository

The Genius package is available in the official repository of Ubuntu. You can install it by using the apt command in your terminal.

But before you install a package make sure the apt package repository is updated –

sudo apt update

Now run the given command to install Genius Mathematics Tool on your system –

sudo apt install genius gnome-genius

Press y and then enter if it asks for your confirmation.

Installing Genius Mathematics Tool Flatpak package

Flatpak is another way of building, distributing, and running sandboxed desktop applications on a Linux system. To install a Flatpak package on a Ubuntu system first you need to install and configure Flatpak

To install Flatpak open your terminal and execute the given command –

sudo apt install flatpak -y

Next, add the Flathub repository by using the given command –

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Now use the given command to install the Genius Flatpak package –

sudo flatpak install flathub org.gnome.Genius

You can run the installed package by using –

flatpak run org.gnome.Genius

How to use Genius Mathematics Tool in Ubuntu

Once the application is installed on your system you can launch it from the Ubuntu activities dashboard. Search Genius and click on its icon when appears as you can see in the image below.

GMT launch

The following image shows the user interface of the Genius application.

genius ui

Here you can enter a mathematical expression to evaluate or you can click on the Plot option if you want to plot a graph.

You can also use this tool in your terminal you simply need to type the given command –


Now your shell will be changed to Genius as you can see in the image below.


In this prompt, you can enter a mathematical expression to evaluate. You can see some basic calculations in the given image.


The following image shows the usage of functions –

You can type ‘manual’ or ‘help’ to get help.

Finally, type exit to go back to your terminal prompt.

Now to get more information on Genius Mathematics Tool you can visit its official website.

How to remove Genius from Ubuntu

Now for any reason, if you want to remove Genius Mathematics Tool from your system then use –

sudo apt purge genius -y

Remove all configuration, data, and dependencies by using –

sudo apt -y autoremove --purge genius


So you have successfully installed Genius Mathematics Tool on your system. Now if you have a query then write us in the comments below.

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