wxmaxima [-v] [-h] [-o <str>] [-e] [-b] [--logtostdout] [--pipe] [--exit-on-error] [-f <str>] [-u <str>] [-l <str>] [-X <str>] [-m <str>] [--enableipc] [input file...]
wxMaxima is a rather self-explanatory graphical front-end to the Maxima computer algebra system. It provides a graphical interface and 2D formatted output display for Maxima. Its menu system facilitates access to a huge part of the Maxima native set of commands and also to a browsable Maxima help. The dialogue windows make easy the introduction of mathematical entities such as limits, matrices, etc. Besides that, it extends Maxima with a few powerful features like the ability to create diagrams with one parameter bound to a slider gui control.
One can create worksheets, which can include mathematical cells (and the results) but also different headlines, text cells, images, page breaks, etc.
Maxima is a free (GPL) common lisp implementation based on the original computer algebra system Macsyma developed at MIT. It has full documentation (HTML and info) included.
wxMaxima uses the cross-platform GUI toolkit wxWidgets and runs natively on many operative systems.
- -h, --help
Help: prints a list of options.
- -v, --version
Prints the current version.
- -b, --batch
processes the file, saves it afterward. Will halt if wxMaxima finds an error message in Maxima's output and pause if Maxima asks a question.
- -o, --open=<str>
Open a file at startup.
- -e, --eval=<str>
Evaluate the file after opening it.
Log all "debug messages" sidebar messages to stderr, too.
Pipe messages from Maxima to stdout.
Close the program on any Maxima error.
- -f, --ini=<str>
Allows specifying a file to store the configuration in
- -u, --use-version=<str>
Use Maxima version <str>.
- -l, --lisp=<str>
Use a Maxima compiled with lisp compiler <str>.
- -X, --extra-args=<str>
Allows to specify extra Maxima arguments
- -m, --maxima=<str>
Allows to specify the location of the Maxima binary.
Lets Maxima control wxMaxima via interprocess communications. Use this option with care.
The personal wxMaxima initialization file, where user-specific settings are stored.
If the Maxima user directory - usually ~/.maxima/ - contains a text file named wxmaxima-init.mac the contents of the file are passed to Maxima automatically every time a new worksheet has been started.
If you find a bug in wxMaxima, please report it in the wxMaxima bug database
(Please check first, if it was not already reported.) And if you have a fix, that would be great. wxMaxima is an open-source project, where you can contribute.
If the issue is a mathematical bug, it might be a bug in Maxima (the backend, which does the mathematical computations), not wxMaxima (the graphical frontend).
The Maxima bug database is available at Sourceforge
- J. Rafael Rodriguez Galvan (Debian project), original author of the manual page
- Gunter Königsmann (wxMaxima project)
- Wolfgang Dautermannn (wxMaxima project)
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
The website of wxMaxima
wxMaxima documentation and tutorials