Maxima -- GPL CAS based on DOE-MACSYMA Icon

Maxima -- GPL CAS based on DOE-MACSYMA

Computer Algebra System written in Common Lisp

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Maxima is a fairly complete computer algebra system written in Common Lisp with an emphasis on symbolic computation. It is based on DOE-MACSYMA and licensed under the GPL. Its abilities include symbolic integration, 3D plotting, and an ODE solver.

Maxima -- GPL CAS based on DOE-MACSYMA Web Site

Features

  • Specialized in symbolic operations but offering numerical capabilities too.
  • Can be accessed programmatically and extended, as the underlying Lisp can be called from it.
  • Complete programming language with ALGOL-like syntax but Lisp-like semantics.
  • Arbitrary-precision integers.
  • Rational numbers of sizes limited only by machine memory.
  • Arbitrarily large floating-point numbers ("bfloats").

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  • bdg2
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    Please can we have a Windows Binary for 5.34.1 which runs on 64 bit machines. With the current one maxima.exe just halts with no explanation or anything.

    Posted 11/22/2014
  • pankajsejwal
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    This is one of the most efficient open source CAS around and is just too easy to learn. Supports functional + imperative programming and has most of functionality built in. Extending it using Maxima's own programming language, makes it just too flexible. There is one h t t p : / /area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/66233/maxima ,community under proposal. One can join here and learn from creators of Maxima.

    Posted 03/14/2014
  • anthromorph
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    More stable than Maple!

    Posted 02/04/2014
  • jr22
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    Tried maxima and loved it while looking for a Matlab replacement.

    Posted 02/01/2014
  • astrofloyd
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    I needed to know how to transform my uniform random-number distribution y to a distribution that is P(x) ~ (sech(x))^2. Well, I know now (use x = arctanh(y)). A very useful and, together with imaxima in emacs and gnuplot, a very fancy-looking program. Installation is a breeze - it is included in my Gentoo Linux distribution. Thank you!

    Posted 11/05/2013
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Additional Project Details

Languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Intended Audience

Science/Research, Education, End Users/Desktop, Engineering

User Interface

X Window System (X11), Win32 (MS Windows), Console/Terminal, Tk

Programming Language

Lisp, C, Tcl

Registered

2000-04-23

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