[Maxima] New Maxima
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Tue Oct 28 23:24:57 CDT 2008
On 10/28/08, Žiga Lenarčič <ziga.lenarcic at gmail.com> wrote:
> - Notebook interface, similar to Mathematica - using wxmaxima for the
Yeah, I'd like to see a notebook or live document interface.
TeXmacs is sort of the right idea, I guess, but it is overly complex,
and in my experience, it crashes every now and then.
Maybe stripping off some of the complexity would make it easier
to fix the bugs --- why don't you work on it.
> - a complete help system - it could be based on wxmaxima notebooks
> with executable examples. Functions need to be described in a
> consistent manner - look at Mathematica's help for inspiration.
I did. Thanks for asking. Frankly I don't think "Maxima should do stuff
like they do in Mathematica" is much of an argument.
> - arrays and matrices should be united (again Mathematica)
Arrays don't have the same algebraic properties as matrices,
so they shouldn't be united. Mathematica mistakenly conflates
some objects --- I am opposed to replicating their mistakes.
That said, there are too many array types in Maxima;
that could be cleaned up.
The stuff about professors & their integrals doesn't really seem to
merit a response.
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