Description
The command computes the topological Euler characteristic of the (smooth) projective variety V as an alternated sum of its Hodge numbers. The Hodge numbers can be computed directly using the command
hh.
A smooth plane quartic curve has genus 3 and topological Euler characteristic 4:
i1 : Quartic = Proj(QQ[x_0..x_2]/ideal(x_0^4+x_1^4+x_2^4))
o1 = Quartic
o1 : ProjectiveVariety

i2 : euler(Quartic)
o2 = 4

The topological Euler characteristic of a smooth quintic hypersurface in projective fourspace is 200:
i3 : Quintic = Proj(QQ[x_0..x_4]/ideal(x_0^5+x_1^5+x_2^5+x_3^5+x_4^5101*x_0*x_1*x_2*x_3*x_4))
o3 = Quintic
o3 : ProjectiveVariety

i4 : euler(Quintic)
o4 = 200
