[Maxima] maxima for mac os x leopard
sen1 at math.msu.edu
Tue Jul 8 10:37:21 CDT 2008
Michel Gosse wrote:
> As leopard is a unix system, is it planned to build a maxima version for this
> mac ?
> Best regards
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I have not tried it on leopard, but I use it on Tiger, both natively,
and with VMware fusion and/or Parallels workstation using linux as a
guest operating system.
For the linux guest OS, you just do the usual linux install (either with
rpm's or, as I prefer, building from the source).
For the Mac OS, you have to build from source. You will need a lisp
installed first. I installed sbcl with fink first, then did the
installation from source. If you want some help on this, just send me
some private email. Also, note that clisp is slow and I could not find
cmucl via fink. sbcl was the only reasonable solution.
One comment: I prefer the linux guest version. It seems to work at the
same speed and offers several advantages. For instance certain key
combinations in xmaxima (alt-p for get previous command) don't work with
the native Mac OSX version. I tried all kinds of xmodmap, redefining
keys, etc., but never got it to work. The 'alt' key is used for an
alternate keyboard in the Mac OS and I never managed to by-pass it
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