[Maxima] maxima 5.13.0
ogilvie at cecm.sfu.ca
Mon Sep 10 10:17:42 CDT 2007
Thank you for your prompt response. If a spelling mistake were not so
glaringly obvious as this one, I should be far less critical.
J. F. Ogilvie
On Mon, 10 Sep 2007, Andrej Vodopivec wrote:
> On 9/10/07, John Ogilvie <ogilvie at cecm.sfu.ca> wrote:
>> I was preparing to make a presentation to a Dean of Science about
>> improving the effectiveness of teaching mathematics to students of science
>> and engineering, for whom mathematics is a tool not a career; I sought to
>> demonstrate that for this purpose one does not have to spend big money --
>> and especially in 'developing' countries 'big' money is involved -- but
>> one can employ Maxima as a viable alternative to expensive software such
>> as Maple, Mathematica and MuPAD. However, when that simple plot of
>> the definite integral of %e^(-x^2) (without the integration constant)
>> failed, and especially when that barbarism and solecism of 'loose' for
>> 'lose' appeared on trying to "quit from windows", I was too ashamed of
>> maxima to include it in my presentation.
> It is true that wxmaxima is included in windows version of maxima but
> wxmaxima and maxima are two separate projects. Spelling mistakes,
> limitations and other stupidities in wxmaxima shouldn't count when you
> are evaluating maxima.
> Anyway I have uploaded a new binary for wxmaxima which has this
> particular spelling mistake fixed. When you find others please let me
> know and I will be happy to fix them.
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