[Maxima] Installing Maxima on MacOS X

Raymond Toy toy.raymond at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 11:05:44 CDT 2012


On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 8:44 AM, Stavros Macrakis <macrakis at alum.mit.edu>wrote:

> RJF,
>
> Did you read my original posting?  That is how I installed Maxima on my
> Mac.  But only the wxMaxima app is installed in the Applications folder
> when you do that (which may lead to users thinking that wxMaxima = Maxima).
>  There is a shell file that purportedly runs XMaxima, but it currently has
> a bug (and in any case is not installed as a Mac application).  There is
> also a shell file that runs command-line Maxima.  Both of these are buried
> in the Application Resources folder and as far as I can tell not documented
> anywhere.
>
>
I have never used the installer, but I presume it's meant that you use
wxMaxima (which I have also never used).

I just install my favorite lisp(s) somewhere, build from source, and run
maxima-local inside a shell window in xemacs.  Perhaps not the best user
interface, but at at least M-p and M-r will bring back previous inputs
easily.

(The shell mode gets confused by maxima's prompt and things with factorials
(!) confuse it too since ! is a csh shortcut of some kind.)

Ray
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