From: Robert Dodier <robert_dodier@us...> - 2005-04-22 14:11:43
Update of /cvsroot/maxima/maxima/doc/info
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Changed some names which were written in all capitals
to initial capital followed by lowercase;
also reworked the introductory paragraph (history of Maxima).
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@node Top, Introduction to Maxima, (dir), (dir)
-Maxima is a fairly complete computer algebra system.
+Maxima is a computer algebra system, implemented in Lisp.
+Maxima is derived from the Macsyma system,
+developed at MIT in the years 1968 through 1982 as part of Project MAC.
+MIT turned over a copy of the Macsyma source code to the Department of Energy
+in 1982; that version is now known as DOE Macsyma.
+A copy of DOE Macsyma was maintained by Professor William F. Schelter
+of the University of Texas from 1982 until his death in 2001.
+In 1998, Schelter obtained permission from the Department of Energy
+to release the DOE Macsyma source code under the GNU Public License,
+and in 2000 he initiated the Maxima project at SourceForge to maintain
+and develop DOE Macsyma, now called Maxima.
-This system Maxima is a Common Lisp implementation due to William F.
-Schelter, and is based on the original implementation of Macsyma at
-MIT, as distributed by the Department of Energy. I now have
-permission from DOE to make derivative copies, and in particular to
-distribute it under the GNU public license. See the file COPYING
-included in the distribution. Thus these files may now be redistributed
-under the terms of GNU public license.
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* Introduction to Expressions::
* Definitions for Expressions::
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Input and Output
* Introduction to Input and Output::
* Definitions for Input and Output::
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Matrices and Linear Algebra
* Introduction to Matrices and Linear Algebra::
* Definitions for Matrices and Linear Algebra::
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* Introduction to Miscellaneous Options::
* Definitions for Miscellaneous Options::
Rules and Patterns