[Maxima] "Portable" Maxima for PC's ??
hbaker1 at pipeline.com
Sat Feb 18 18:12:00 CST 2012
I downloaded & installed this portable version of wxMaxima on a flash drive; it seems to work fine on XP.
I haven't tried it on a Windows 7 machine yet.
Apparently, it isn't terribly difficult to make programs portable, so perhaps a portable version could be put into the standard Maxima "make" file?
At 11:39 AM 2/18/2012, Jan Mueller wrote:
>Am 18.02.2012 um 17:54 schrieb Henry Baker <hbaker1 at pipeline.com>:
>> Is Maxima available as a "portable" app for Windows ?
>> "Portable" apps don't mess with the Registry, and they require only a limited number of read-only and read-write file locations.
>> This allows the apps to live on a flash memory USB drive and be executed on a PC _without having to install the app on the PC itself_.
>> In normal practise, the app is "installed" on the USB drive, and then merely inserted into the PC. The PC can then merely execute the app directly from the USB drive; all of the usual information that the app needs is on the USB drive, and any databases it needs are also on the USB drive.
>> A Portable Maxima could be carried around on a USB drive, along with all of your own Maxima programs and data, which would allow you to run Maxima on nearly any PC that you have access to -- without having to "install" Maxima on that PC. Thus, if someone has a high performance PC & your home PC is too wimpy, you can plug your Maxima into the more powerful PC for a particularly difficult computation.
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