[Maxima] Resetting Maxima to default state?
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Tue Feb 20 09:08:13 CST 2007
I have been using wxMaxima a lot lately. What does its restart menu option do?
On 2/19/07, Robert Dodier <robert.dodier at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/19/07, Alasdair McAndrew <amca01 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is there a Maxima command similar to Maple's "restart", which deletes all
> > user variables, functions, arrays etc, and resets all internal variables to
> > their default states? The command "reset()" sort of does this, and combined
> > with the command "kill(all)" basically does the job.
> reset() + kill(all) is the closest thing to a restart.
> > But not quite - I've found occasionally that I do actually need to
> > quit and restart Maxima to get back to the starting state.
> Maxima uses a lot of special (i.e. global) variables.
> reset restores some special variables to their initial state, but not all.
> Some time ago I tried to make reset better behaved, without a whole
> lot of success.
> If you just need to restart your personal session, probably quitting &
> restarting is easiest, and certain to succeed.
> If you want a "warm start" capability, take a look at this,
> which has some code attached to launch (via fork/exec) new sessions.
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