category: Science
requires: emacs
sdesc: "Computer Algebra System"
ldesc: "Computer Algebra System
Maxima is a system for the manipulation of symbolic and numerical
expressions, including differentiation, integration, Taylor series,
Laplace transforms, ordinary differential equations, systems of linear
equations, polynomials, sets, lists, vectors, matrices and
tensors. Maxima yields high precision numerical results by using exact
fractions, arbitrary-precision integers and variable-precision
floating-point numbers. Maxima can plot functions and data in two and
three dimensions.
Maxima is written in CommonLisp and based on the DOE Macsyma that was
developed at MIT."
external-source: maxima