[Maxima] Shared code?

Stavros Macrakis macrakis at alum.mit.edu
Tue Sep 15 09:06:19 CDT 2009

I doubt there is any overlap in the codebase.  Maxima/Macsyma is
written in Lisp, and Axiom/Scratchpad is written in its own language
(A#/Aldor), which makes moving code non-trivial (especially since
Aldor is strongly typed and Axiom has a strong culture of literate
programming and correctness).

There are individuals who have been involved with both projects
(notably Barry Trager) and no doubt some of the basic algorithms (e.g.
polynomial factorization) are shared at an abstract level, but I think
it's reasonable to consider them largely independent.


On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 9:18 AM, Dan Hatton <vi5u0-maxima at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Dear All,
> A while back, I obtained some results with Maxima that were a little
> surprising.  Hence, I repeated the calculation with another CAS,
> Axiom.  I'm pleased to report that I got the same results.  But before
> I shout my mouth off about this as "independent confirmation", I
> thought I'd better check on here if anyone knows whether Maxima and
> Axiom share any part of their codebase.
> --
> Thanks,
> Dan
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