From: Lizardo H. C. M. Nunes <lizardo@ur...> - 2001-12-10 03:01:19
That's my first post to this list. I don't know anything about Tcl/Tk.
Well, I've just built Maxima pre-5.9. Maxima is the only open source
nice package that I know for symbolic calculation.( Refer to
It uses Tcl/Tk for plotting and GUI. So far I've only got a command-line
tool. So, if any Tcl/Tk guy is interested in helping me to get a fully
working Maxima, I'd really appreciate.
Just give Maxima a try would be worthy. It's pretty trivial to build;
instructions below for those who are interested. More details in
maximadoc.pdf available at site above.
1) Get sources
Sources at CVS: once connected to the Internet, using Terminal.app type:
password: < return > <---- just press enter
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@...:/cvsroot/maxima
and you create a maxima-pre59 folder
2) Get Clisp.
All you need is clisp-2.27, available with Fink
3) Compile, 3 steps:
Go to the folder "maxima-pre59/src/"
make clisp-compile CLISP=clisp
make maxima-clisp.mem CLISP=clisp
make test-clisp CLISP=clisp
you will get (luckly):
..Which was correct
Congratulations: No differences!
No Errors Found
Real time: 86.89109f0 sec.
Run time: 27.15f0 sec.
Space: 24505028 Bytes
GC: 17, GC time: 2.72f0 sec.
again, at "maxima-pre59/src" type
%chmod +x maxima-clisp.mem
% clisp -M maxima-clisp.mem
Maxima works. Have fun.