[Maxima] proposal to omit pdf generation of reference manual
Jaime E. Villate
villate at fe.up.pt
Mon Mar 12 08:42:18 CDT 2007
On Mon, 2007-03-12 at 08:36 -0400, Kostas Oikonomou wrote:
> My view on the PDF/HTML debate is that we are talking about
> a system to do mathematics, so its documentation should be
> be such that the mathematical content is nicely displayed.
> Right now the Maxima manual has a 1970s (maybe 1980s) look
> to it, because the equations (what the system types
> out) are displayed in 2d ASCII form. Compare that with the
> documentation for Mathematica, Maple,
> or Mupad.
Have you seen section 64? (pages 639 through 644 in
That's my proposal of what the manual should look like.
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