[Maxima] possibility of making wxMaxima the default GUI (instead of Xmaxima)
andrej.vodopivec at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 15:26:52 CST 2006
On 3/24/06, Richard Fateman <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> In TK Maxima, typing 20000!;
> gives an answer.
> In wxMaxima 0.6.4
> I get
> <<Expression to long to display! >>
> [That should probably be "Expression too long to display!"]
> or if the edit-configure-setting is to show long expressions, it seems
> to me to be a very long blank.
For your example Maple displays some digits at the begining, then [x
digits] and then some digits at the end of the number. I guess that
could be a reasonable thing to do with long numbers.
> I am used to typing my own right parentheses and seeing the
> matching one blink (as in emacs lisp mode). Skipping
> over the one inserted in the input-line seems strange,
> so I suppose I should set that configuration option.
> Still, the matching paren should blink.
Matching parentheses in the input line only works on windows. Even
there I'm not sure how much styles the control supports.
> It would be nice if you can have a plot and not have to kill it in order
> to continue input, but maybe I'm just using it wrong.
> It would be nice to have other symbols, like alpha, beta, etc.
> but TK Maxima doesn't do that either. I don't know what
> checking Greek does, but maybe I should read a manual!
wxmaxima uses %alpha, %Alpha... for greek characters. I don't remember
why I decided for % prefix - I guess because maxima uses %pi, %gamma,
%phi for constants.
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