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@node Top, Introduction to Maxima, (dir), (dir)
@top
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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Expressions
* Introduction to Expressions::
* ASSIGNMENT::
* COMPLEX::
* INEQUALITY::
* SYNTAX::
+* Assignment::
+* Complex::
+* Inequality::
+* Syntax::
* Definitions for Expressions::
Simplification
@@ 167,7 +171,7 @@
Input and Output
* Introduction to Input and Output::
* FILES::
+* Files::
* Definitions for Input and Output::
Floating Point
@@ 252,8 +256,8 @@
Matrices and Linear Algebra
* Introduction to Matrices and Linear Algebra::
* DOT::
* VECTORS::
+* Dot::
+* Vectors::
* eigen::
* Definitions for Matrices and Linear Algebra::
@@ 302,7 +306,7 @@
Miscellaneous Options
* Introduction to Miscellaneous Options::
* SHARE::
+* Share::
* Definitions for Miscellaneous Options::
Rules and Patterns
