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Can anyone recommend a good -- preferably free -- symbolic algebra package for the Mac? I've tried yacas and it crashes when I do my thesis problem. Why isn't Macsyma in Fink?...

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    Can anyone recommend a good -- preferably free -- symbolic algebra
    package for the Mac? I've tried yacas and it crashes when I do my
    thesis problem.

    Why isn't Macsyma in Fink?
    John Guest

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    On 11 Oct 2003 11:46:22 -0700, John wrote: 
     

    Maxima is in fink.

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    In article <google.com>,
    com (John) wrote:
     

    There is R. (I have no personal experience with it.)
    Then there is Mathematica - not free but not expensive for students
    either.

    HTH

    Marc

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    Dave Seaman <such.host> wrote in message news:<bm9ujv$5ml$cc.purdue.edu>... 

    >
    > Maxima is in fink.[/ref]

    Wow, you're right. What's it doing in the "crypto" section???
    John Guest

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    "crypto" means "hidden", right?
    Philo Guest

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    many around me here consider Maple better than Mathematica

    Herve

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    In article <1g2vz4p.1ytm0p98f5dwbN%net>,
    net (Frédérique & Hervé Sainct) wrote:
     

    How does the new OS X version of Maple work? Is it native or does it
    require X11 like Matlab?

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    <http://amath.colorado.edu/faculty/jdm>
    James Guest

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    In article <colorado.edu>, James
    Meiss <ever.invalid> wrote:
     
    >
    > How does the new OS X version of Maple work? Is it native or does it
    > require X11 like Matlab?[/ref]

    Maple 9 on OS X does not require X11...
    Philo Guest

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    > How does the new OS X version of Maple work? Is it native or does it 

    It does not require X11. However, the whole user interface is written
    in Java, so it is terribly slow, clumsy and overall provides an appalling
    user experience. Furthermore, there is an incredible amount of very
    unprofessional small mistakes. For example, moving the package or
    renaming it breaks Maple because several paths are hard-coded by the
    installer. Also it has the very Windows-like habit of quitting the app
    when one closes all doents, which is especially annoying since it
    takes ages to launch.

    M.

    Martin Guest

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    In article <161020032112432428%com>,
    Philo D <com> wrote:
     
    > >
    > > How does the new OS X version of Maple work? Is it native or does it
    > > require X11 like Matlab?[/ref]
    >
    > Maple 9 on OS X does not require X11...[/ref]

    Great. How well does it work? Maple 5 seems to work reasonably well
    under classic except for some redrawing issues with plots. It also
    somewhat slow in updating its windows.

    So, it would be nice to have a bug-free OS X version. But since it is so
    expensive to "upgrade", I would really like to know it is good before I
    buy.

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    <http://amath.colorado.edu/faculty/jdm>
    James Guest

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    > It does not require X11. However, the whole user interface is written 

    gasp. I just sent the money to my local reseller (which in europe
    delivers it for almost twice the US/canadian cost). I hope the next
    upgrade will be free...

    Herve

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