wxmaxima - Man Page

wxWidgets interface for Maxima


wxmaxima [-v] [-h] [-o <str>] [-e] [-b] [--logtostdout] [--pipe] [--exit-on-error] [-f <str>] [-u <str>] [-l <str>] [-X <str>] [-m <str>] [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 the 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.

Maxima is a free (GPL) common lisp implementation based of 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 afterwards. 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 to specify 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


If you find a bug in wxMaxima, please report it in the wxMaxima bug database at


(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


Other Info

The website of wxMaxima is https://wxmaxima-developers.github.io/wxmaxima/

Much documentation and tutorials can be found at https://wxmaxima-developers.github.io/wxmaxima/help.html

See Also

maxima (1), xmaxima (1).


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.


2020-03-24 wxMaxima 20.03.1