[Maxima] How about to rename Maxima?
Juan Pablo Carbajal
carbajal at ifi.uzh.ch
Fri Dec 17 10:56:11 CST 2010
On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 5:22 PM, Stavros Macrakis <macrakis at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> Sorry for the incomplete email.
> Macsyma is a trademark and we do not have the right to use that name or
> variants of it (MacsymaNG etc.).
> Joel Moses gives the origin of Macsyma as Project MAC’s SYmbolic
> MAnipulator in his "Macsyma: A Personal History", Invited Presentation at
> ''Milestones in Computer Algebra'', May 2008, Tobago
I was not suggesting using that name. I was saying that many times
googling for macsyma gives results related to maxima.
If you want names Maxhima, would be one of my suggestions.
>> On 2010-12-17, Waldemar <waldemar4u at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> > Dear Maxima community,
>> > It is very hard to find some additional information about Maxima on
>> > internet, because the most google hits are about nissan maxima,
>> > maximas and minimas of some functions and so on. So I would like to
>> > suggest, to rename Maxima in some more unique name.
>> > Here are my suggestions:
>> > Since Maxima is a descendant of Macsyma how about:
>> > MacsymaNG <- Macsyma new/next generation.
>> > OpenMacsyma <- similar to DOE Macsyma.
>> > MacsymaS <- Macsyma Schelter's edition.
>> > Or sine Maxima is fully implemented in Common Lisp, how about:
>> > Maclisy <- Mathematical Common Lisp System or Mathematical Calculation
>> > System.
>> > So what think you about it?
>> > BTW: Does anybody know what Macsyma stands for?
>> > Have a nice day.
>> > Bye.
>> > Waldemar.
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M. Sc. Juan Pablo Carbajal
University of Zürich
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