[Maxima] plot bug in linux
Mon Nov 6 01:25:31 CST 2006
The prepackaged install for Ubuntu off of any repository I know of is
not Maxima 5.10. I want to be using the latest release of Maxima as I
really do appreciate using it. So compiling is really not difficult
$ configure --prefix=/usr/share --exec-prefix=/usr --(lisp flavor)
# checkinstall (to create debian package .deb)
This is not difficult. If Ubuntu cannot be bothered to keep there
packages current when it comes to Maxima and Maxima doesn't seem to
provide Ubuntu flaver - which is slightly different, I believe, than
Debian Unstable - which is using the latest Maxima, then compiling, or
recompiling is really not difficult thing to do at all - I did this for
the latest wxMaxima also.
Converting rpm to deb gave me packages which did not work on Ubuntu
either, i.e. using alien, so this worked well and really does not take
long even on my machine of 1.8GHz P4, 512mb:-).
On Sun, 2006-11-05 at 16:04 -0800, Richard Fateman wrote:
> Why are you recompiling things? As an end user you should be using a
> pre-packaged "install".
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: maxima-bounces at math.utexas.edu [mailto:maxima-
> > bounces at math.utexas.edu] On Behalf Of Yigal Weinstein
> > Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 6:38 PM
> > To: maxima at math.utexas.edu
> > Subject: Re: [Maxima] plot bug in linux
> > Alright as an end user I find it frustrating/traumatic that such errors
> > are to be expected. I have recompiled the latest Maxima with GCL and
> > removed the Maxima I compiled with CLISP. My question is, was there any
> > way of expecting this error in CLISP or is it a complete fluke?
> > It seems so haphazard simplifying a simple trig. function and upon
> > converting it to a float an error is produced, not just any error but an
> > egregious one - this is somewhat traumatic as how can expect to use
> > Maxima for any major programming let alone as a calculator?
> > Please any words from programmers, and end users would be appreciated.
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