[Maxima] Re: Rats; Fwd: [Soc2006support] Letter of intent for Maxima project to participate in SOC as a mentoring organization
wdjoyner at gmail.com
Wed Apr 19 18:02:24 CDT 2006
Incidently, a notebook program for iPython was worked on for last
SOC. It is not finished but it still being worked on (by Robert Kern of
Enthought and Fernando
Perez at the U of Colorado). SAGE, which includes maxima, uses iPython
as its interface.
Ron Crummett wrote:
> Irwin Zaid wrote:
>> I also agree with Nicolas, in the sense that I would like to see
>> Maxima compete with Maple and Mathematica as soon as possible.
> I share these sentiments as well, but out of curiosity, what should be
> the first steps taken to accomplish this goal?
> The first thing that comes to mind for me is a notebook program,
> something where you could write some commentary, include a
> nice-looking equation, maybe imbed a plot. Maybe some sort of
> OpenOffice plugin or something. From what I can tell, there isn't
> anything like that yet (if I'm wrong, please don't rake me across the
> coals, just kindly point me in the right direction). It seems like
> iMaxima might come close but I can't set it up to tell.
> Another consideration might be enhancing the documentation. I would
> love to help with some of these things, but I have no idea of how to
> write Maxima code. I may not be the only one in this boat. I can do
> a pretty good job of taking a derivative, but writing code to do
> symbolic differentiation, well...
> Just my two cents on the matter.
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