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MACSYMA (Project MAC's SYmbolic MAnipulation System) is a large computer algebra system for symbolic and numerical computations. Originally MACSYMA was developed by the MATH lab group at M.I.T. MAXIMA is a GCL (GNU Common Lisp) implementation. Patches for running it in CMUCL (CMU Common Lisp) are available. X Windows interface (xmaxima) is also available from home site.

Current Version:   5.4

License Type:   GPL

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  • Debian Package: Yes
  • RedHat RPM Package: Yes
  • Other Packages: Yes

Targeted Platforms:

UNIX/Linux, Windows

Software/Hardware Requirements:

GNU Common Lisp (preffered), CLISP or CMULISP

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