Free computer algebra with Maxima

Conclusions

This short excursion into the world of Maxima can't replace a thorough review of the Maxima manual – the PDF document has no fewer than 800 pages. Some commercial competitors might have more modern input and output methods, but from a mathematical point of view, Maxima can easily keep pace with its more expensive siblings.

Easy availability is another argument in favor of using Maxima at home, school, and college. Anybody can install the software in next to no time – and there's no need to purchase an expensive license.

Infos

  1. Maxima homepage: http://maxima.sourceforge.net
  2. wxMaxima homepage: http://wxmaxima.sourceforge.net

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