Maxima

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Maxima is a free computer algebra system, written in Lisp and released under the GNU General Public License. The software runs on all Posix platforms such as Unix, BSD, and Linux. There are also Microsoft Windows binaries available. wxMaxima is a cross platform GUI based on wxWidgets.

Maxima is based on Macsyma, which was developed at MIT with funding from the United States Department of Energy and other government agencies. A version of Macsyma was maintained by Bill Schelter from 1982 until his death in 2001. In 1998 Schelter obtained permission from the Department of Energy to release his version under the GPL. That version, now called Maxima, is maintained by an independent group of users and developers.

The GNU TeXmacs mathematical editor program can be used to provide an interactive graphical user interface for Maxima. Other options include the imaxima front end as well as an Emacs interaction mode.

Since Maxima is written in Common Lisp, it is easily accessed programmatically, just as the underlying Lisp can be called from Maxima.

External links

de:Maxima (Computeralgebrasystem) ja:GNU Maxima pl:Maxima zh:Maxima

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