# Re: Hello

Matthew Nobes wrote:

Hello all,
While we're doing introductions, I'm Mattthew Nobes, a high-energy
physics postdoc at Cornell. I do computational quantum field theory,
and have been a linux user for going on eight years now.

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Hi Matthew,
Nice to see a fellow Cornellian :-)

I'm interested in putting together a set of packages designed to aid
in high-order perturbative calculations of Feynman diagrams. There
are a number of packages out there, some free, some not.
One particular question I had was wether anybody here had experiance
with maxima as a replacement for maple/mathmatica?

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`I use maxima most of the time. It cannot do all the stuff that
``mathematica can do. For example, maxima cannot do integration of
``piecewise continuous functions while mathematica can.
``But for my purposes (usually integration, differentiation, plotting some
``functions etc.,) maxima is very much sufficient.
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`Using texmacs as an interface to maxima would be very eye-candy. This
``interface is almost same as that of maple.
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`I do not know how maxima compares with maple. May be others could
``explain it.
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raju
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Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
Graduate Student, MAE
Cornell University
http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/kk288/

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