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Roland Salz                                                                      
                                                                                                  CAS Maxima

The Maxima Workbook

Maxima was developed from 1968-1982 at MIT (Massachusetts Insti-tute of Technology) as the first comprehensive Computer Algebra System. It was improved ever since. Today it is free software, main-tained by an energetic group of volunteers called the “Maxima team”. The author wishes to thank its friendly and helpful members!

The intention of the Maxima Workbook is to provide a new documenta-tion of the computer algebra system Maxima. It is aimed at both users and developers. As a users’ manual it contains a description of the Maxima language, here abbreviated MaximaL. User functions written by the author are added wherever he felt that Maxima’s standard functio-nality is lacking them. As a developers’ manual it describes a possible Lisp development environment. Maxima is written in Common Lisp. So the interrelation between MaximaL and Lisp is highlighted. We are con-vinced that there is no clear distinction between a Maxima user and a developer. Any sophisticated user tends to become a developer, too, and he can do so either on his own or by joining the Maxima team.

This work is published under a GNU Public License. No warrenty whatsoever is given for the correctness or completeness of the information provided.

Copyright © Roland Salz 2017

Comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

This project is work in progress! It is in the beginning phase.



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