Re: Maxima on debian
>>>>> "Boris" == Boris Veytsman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> From: email@example.com (Karl M. Hegbloom)
>> Date: 17 May 2000 22:25:14 -0700
>> I believe there is a Maxima package now, either in Woody or in the
>> works. I have one installed that I grabbed out of `incoming' one
Boris> Interesting. Does it work well? Here are some problems with the Maxima
Boris> I compiled. I wrote a letter to Schetler, but he did not respond :(((
It works pretty well, so far. I've just signed up for math 112, so
have not learned the mathematics that I'll eventually need Maxima for
Boris> 2. Is it possible to enable readline in gcl and maxima? It would be
Boris> great to use arrows to edit the command line and use history.
Why not just run it under XEmacs or GNU Emacs? I've updated the
maxima-mode.el that ships with Maxima. You can have a copy if you
like. Mail me for CVS instructions.
Other interesting things like it are: jacal and TeXmacs. TeXmacs is
a WYSIWYG editor for TeX that's going to be an interface to computer
algebra systems. It has Guile embedded as a scripting language.
Right now it's using a GUI toolkit written by it's author, but he
says that he plans to eventually make it use Guile-GTK instead.
It would be interesting to tie that to jacal (or something like it
and Maxima, but better, written with Guile's new Goops object system)
and a reinterfaced GeomView.
Those who do not study Lisp are doomed to reimplement it - Poorly.
A few months in the laboratory often saves several hours at the library.
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