[Maxima] Interested in a Mac OS X (Cocoa) interface?
msarnoff at andrew.cmu.edu
Thu Jul 19 00:22:53 CDT 2007
On Jul 16, 2007, at 10:44 AM, Robert Dodier wrote:
> Agreed 100%. The math.msarnoff.org web interface was great.
I really want to get the web interface going again--I think it would
be a much better contribution than a Mac interface. (symbolic math on
your iPhone, anybody?)
I've also decided against pursuing the OS X interface for now. Apple's
Graphing Calculator program has great WYSiWYG equation editing and
graphing capabilities, but it's closed-source. There is a possibility
that a public API allowing third-party programs to use its math
widgets will be released in the distant future, so I'd rather wait for
that than duplicate its functionality.
So I'll probably revive the web interface. However, hosting is a
problem. I don't want to run the server off CMU's residential network
(what I was doing earlier) or a home machine on a cable connection.
I'll pitch the idea to the computer science and/or math departments at
Carnegie Mellon and see if they'd be interested in hosting it. I'll
probably buy a new server too, because the 8-year-old Pentium III
machine I was using could barely handle it.
If all goes well, expect math.msarnoff.org to be back up around
September. iPhone + Maxima = TI-89 killer?
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