Macsyma, MAXIMA, Vaxima, ...

Macsyma is one of the very first general-purpose Symbolic Computation systems. Through the years there have been many versions of Macsyma-derived systems. Some systems listed here may no longer be easily available.

  1. Implementations of MAXIMA on top of different LISP systems.
  2. DOE MAXIMA, a general-purpose symbolic computation system available under the Gnu General Public License, can be downloaded from GNU without obtaining a DOE (US Department Of Energy) license.

  3. Macsyma Inc.

  4. Paradigm Associates' version of DOE-Macsyma

  5. Schelter's version of DOE-Macsyma, GCL/AKCL and MAXIMA, University of Texas at Austin.

  6. Fateman's "Vaxima" in the DOE library

  7. Fort Pond Research's "ALJABR".

  8. Punimax (clisp/maxima).

Note: 1,2,3 are in Common Lisp, 4,5 are in Franz Lisp. Most major (and many minor) features are identical in all of them.

1. Macsyma Inc.

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            For more information contact:
    
            Macsyma Inc.
            20 Academy Street
            Arlington, MA 02174-6436
    
            tel: 617-646-4550 or 1-800-macsyma
    
            fax: 617-646-3161
    
            email: info@macsyma.com
    
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2. Paradigm Associates' version of DOE-Macsyma:

Actually Paradigm has a commercial common lisp version too, which is being shipped to current support customers, although we have not yet announced a formal *NAME* for the thing. When it is running on the Macintosh for example it has all the PLOT capabilities you would expect. Contact: LPH@PARADIGM.COM in Cambridge MA.

3. Schelter's version of DOE-Macsyma

GCL/AKCL and MAXIMA, University of Texas at Austin.

Contact wfs@nicolas.ma.utexas.edu (Bill Schelter)
Once you get a DOE Macsyma license you can obtain this version
on the network.

128.83.138.20
rascal.ics.utexas.edu


4. Fateman's "Vaxima" in the DOE library


Contact Richard Fateman for procedure to get a DOE macsyma
license.  fateman@renoir.berkeley.edu (Richard Fateman)


National Energy Software Center (NESC)
 is (312) 972-7250.   "vaxima" is accession number NESC 9631.

People interested in maxima should also contact Bill Schelter,
wfs@rascal.ics.utexas.edu
for a working (free) common-lisp copy,  including a copy of KCL.
(if they are on the internet and have a MAXIMA license from DOE already..)


5. Fort Pond Research's "ALJABR"


ALJABR is derived from the Macsyma code (and runs on a Mac) and cost only $200.

Contact Jim O'Dell
odell@bu-it.bu.edu


6. Punimax (clisp/maxima)


Clisp is one of the smalles complete lisp in the public domain which run
on virtually all platforms . Here is its ftp address:

        ma2s2.mathematik.uni-karlsruhe.de:/pub/lisp/clisp

Punimax is a Maxima Version built on top of clisp. It is available from

        ma2s2.mathematik.uni-karlsruhe.de:/pub/math/punimax