[Maxima] Installation of maxima-5.9.2 on Mac OS X
yhonda at mac.com
Sat Feb 18 01:00:02 CST 2006
Hi Joe Koski san,
On 2006/02/17, at 5:04 AM, Joe Koski wrote:
> I'm rejoining the list after successfully installing maxima-5.9.2 with
> clisp-2.38 on my G5 Mac with OS X 10.3.9. Here is a quick summary
> of what I
Oh? I am using iMac G5 with Mac OS X 10.4.5 Tiger. The following
MANUAL.ps.gz may have something to do with this differences.
> Getting clisp-2.38 to install and make check successfully on my Mac
> a patch for the clisp routine socket.d (or alternatively,
> stream.d). The
> clisp mail list folks have a handle on that, and they did assist me.
In my case, I saw some errors regarding socket.d when compiling
from tarball, however, the compilation went to final and I was able
it successfully. I tested CVS maxima against the clisp-2.38
I found it works fine.
> Installing maxima-5.9.2 went without problems through configure,
> make and
> make check. When I tried make install (actually sudo make install),
> I got an
> error, something like, "no target to make contrib/gentran/man/
> When I looked in the /contrib/gentran/man directory, I saw only
> contrib/gentran/man/MANUAL.ps without the .gz. This may be a case
> of the Mac
> automatically un-gzipping a file. When I edited line 354 of /share/
This does not happen to me at all. I have tested it with Safari
Version 2.0.3 (417.8).
I checked "Open safe files after downloading" check box in General
the Safari Preference... menu.
> to read contrib/gentran/man/MANUAL.ps\, my make install completed
> error, and when I run the tests in the xmaxima Wish shell, which
> tests of the share library, I get no errors.
> I notice that I now have gnuplot/AquaTerm plotting with maxima. Is
> now the default for maxima? It's OK for 99% of plots, but AquaTerm
> allow mouse rotations of 3d graphics, and all I see is wire frames.
> If there
> is a better way, please point me in the correct direction.
You are right. AquaTerm does not allow me to rotate things when I use
plot3d() to draw 3d graphs. The only way so far for me is to use Tcl/Tk
based GUI for 3d graphics. Try:
and you will see Wish to start and 3d graphics will be drawn on a
You can rotate the 3d graphics as you expected in this window.
> I still have a working copy of geomview. Is there a resource file or
> environment variable that I can use to set geomview or X11 graphics
> when I'm
> using X11? I got geomview to work with maxima in an X11 window with
> [plot_format,geomview] in the plot3d command, but other methods
> didn't set
> the default plots to geomview. Any suggestions are welcome.
> I have used Macsyma/maxima on-and-off (mostly off) since 1982,
> after hearing
> about it from a professor (MIT graduate) in grad school during the
> mid-1960s. After 40 years I still find it an amazing piece of
> Thanks for keeping it going.
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