[Maxima] Maxima frontend paperlike
ted.kosan at gmail.com
Sat May 31 21:43:45 CDT 2008
> I would like to start an initiative to program a frontend for maxima which
> looks and can be used exactly in the way as mathcad or smath.
> Could you give me a hint how to start it. I am quiet fluent in Fortran, but
> I have the suspision that this is not the right language to do this, since
> the aim is to run the frontend on every system. Perhaps Java? It would be
> nice to give me some hints in order to put me on track.
I am in the process of creating a new "mathematics computing
environment" called MathRider which you may consider using as the
foundation for a Mathcad-like frontend for Maxima:
One goal I have for MathRider is to use it as a way to introduce
computer algebra systems and Lisp into high schools (and colleges at
the freshman level). Another goal is for it to provide an alternative
to the Sage notebook for allowing math-oriented applications to be
used together. However, it is flexible and powerful enough to support
a wide range of needs. The above website contains screenshots and a
Flash demo of MathRider if you would like to see what it looks like.
Anyway, MathRider is scheduled to have an initial alpha release
sometime in June. If you have any questions of how Maxima might be
used with MathRider, feel free to ask :-)
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