Maxima 5.10.0 release

Announcing Maxima 5.10.0. Please forward this message as you see fit.

Maxima is a GPL'd branch of Macsyma, the venerable symbolic computation system. Maxima 5.10.0 is a bug fix and feature enhancement release.

Maxima has functions to work with polynomials, matrices, finite sets, integrals, derivatives and differential equations, linear algebra, plotting, arbitrary-precision arithmetic, etc.

Maxima can run on MS Windows and various flavors of Unix, including MacOS X. There is a precompiled executable installer for Windows, source and binary RPM's for Linux, and tar.gz containing
the source distribution.

Maxima is implemented in Common Lisp; several Lisps can compile and run Maxima, including CMUCL, SBCL, Clisp, and GCL.

The Maxima project welcomes new participants. You can contribute in several ways: reporting bugs, fixing bugs, writing new add-on packages, revising core functions, user interfaces, documentation, .... Why not see what's happening on the mailing list and consider how you might contribute to the project.

Robert Dodier
Maxima developer and 5.10.0 release manager

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Change log:\*checkout*/maxima/maxima/ChangeLog-5.10.0?revision=

Short change log:

* Expand and revise Maxima reference manual (all languages)

* Maxima Windows installer bundles wxMaxima user interface

* Fast integer factorization (function ifactors and friends)

* Improvements to plotting functions

* Improvements to Xmaxima user interface

* Several bug fixes to definite integral functions

* Several new add-on packages

* Many minor improvements

* Many bug fixes

Posted by Robert Dodier 2006-09-24

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