Jaime E. Villate Stavros Macrakis Robert Dodier

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.

[FAQ] (Frequently Asked Questions about Maxima)

[Developers' Area]

[Latest Releases]


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Xmaxima interface running Maxima 5.28
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Maxima 5.27 on a cellular phone with Android


Wiki: Developers' Area
Wiki: FAQ


  • Ricardo Benito Martínez

    WARNING: Maxima is unable to set up the help system.
    (Details: CL-INFO::LOAD-PRIMARY-INDEX: LOAD: A file with name /usr/local/share/info/maxima-index.lisp does not exist)
    this is the message I get inizialising maxima just after I have installed the app. How can I deal with this?. Any advice?

    • Jaime E. Villate

      Please ask in the mailing list (http://www.math.utexas.edu/mailman/listinfo/maxima) and not here. You'll have to give more details on your system and source for your installation.

      Last edit: Jaime E. Villate 2013-11-20
  • Ana Reis

    Ana Reis - 2014-05-10

    Hey guys! I know this isn't the topic, but i have a question! Please, save me!!
    Well, I have a project in my college: diferentials equations whith Maxima.
    How can I program a diferencial equation whith unit step?
    I think Maxima don't know resolve inverse transformation of laplace.
    I need it!!
    I'm sorry for my bad english. rs


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