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MAXIMA: Information about MAXIMA for Common Lisp
Maxima is a Common Lisp version by William Schelter based on the
original Macsyma implemented at MIT. It is based on the release
from MIT to the DOE of the original MACSYMA.
We have not included MAXIMA in the repository because of concerns
about the copyright status of the code. Although the changes made
by William Schelter to port Maxima to Common Lisp are free, the
original Macsyma isn't. One previously was able to obtain a license
for MAXIMA from
National Energy Software Center (NESC)
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439
Tel: 615-576-2606, 708-972-7250
for fees ranging from $1300 to $2800, with the cheaper licenses for
universities. However, the NESC doesn't seem to exist any more,
so the status of the code is unclear.
A copy of a message from Richard Petti, President of Macsyma Inc.,
on this issue is included in this directory.
Also affine-2.tar.Z, affine.tar.Z, and maxplot.tar.Z
Version: 4-155, 13-DEC-89
Ports: AKCL, Lucid, Allegro, TI CL and Symbolics CL.
AKCL provides the best performance for maxima according
to William Schelter's tests [as of 25-JUN-87 --mk].
CD-ROM: Prime Time Freeware for AI, Issue 1-1
Author(s): William Schelter
University of Texas
Authors!Schelter, Lisp!Math, Macsyma, Math, Maxima,
Univ. of Texas
MACSYMA Reference Manual, Version 10, Vols. I and II, Laboratory
for Computer Science, MIT, 1983. [Documentation for Macsyma.]
Introductory MACSYMA Documentation: A Collection of Papers,
Laboratory for Computer Science, MIT, 1982. [Documentation for Macsyma.]
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