# fp calculation variable

I want to do some calculations in a LaTeX document; the result of the first is used in the next calculation. I figured out that the fp package should do the job. Here is an example:

\FPeval{\result}{round(400*1.06,0)}%
$400+6\%=\result$\\
\FPeval{\result}{round(424*1.06,0)}%
$424+6\%=\result$


The first \result should be stored in a varable of some sort an fed into the next equation.

• Did you try the obvious \FPeval{\result}{round(\result*1.06,0)}: seems to work for me. Jan 15, 2014 at 15:39

The fp package README mentions two examples and then also some warning/usage of macro names inside calculations:

 Example 1:
The macro call
\FPupn\result{17 2.5 + 17.5 - 2 1 + * 2 swap /}
is equivalent to
\result := ((17.5 - (17 + 2.5)) * (2 + 1)) / 2
and evaluates to
\def\result{-3.000000000000000000}
Afterwards the macro call
\FPupn\result{\result{} -1 * 0.2 + sin 2 round}
^^ the "{}" is necessary!
is equivalent to
\result := round_2(sin((\result * -1) + 0.2))
and evaluates to
\def\result{-0.06}
Example 2:
As "result" is an abbreviation of "\result{}" you may
write
\FPupn{result}{17 2.5 + 17.5 - 2 1 + * 2 swap /}
and
\FPupn{result}{result -1 * 0.2 + sin 2 round}
This is even true for other macro names using e.g. "x" for "\x{}"
and so on. But be careful with it. We may introduce new constants
in further versions overwriting these abbreviations.
- fp-eval.sty:
The following macros are public ones to be used in the document:
\FPeval#1#2      % #1 := eval(#2) where eval evaluates the
expression #2
ATTENTION: Do not use macro names with \. for its own
Use only the name or the macro surrounded by (, and ) instead,
i.e. do not write "\value{}" but "value" or "(\value)".
This is needed to avoid problems with a prefix "-" of numbers.
(I do not intend to write a more complex parsing routine in future.
But if you do so, just send it to me.
)


Here's following the package guidelines: \documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fp}% http://ctan.org/pkg/fp
\begin{document}

\FPeval{\result}{round(400*1.06,0)}%
$400+6\%=\result$

\FPeval{\result}{round((result)*1.06,0)}%
$424+6\%=\result$

\end{document}