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Maxima

Maxima for Windows

  • Free (GPL)
  • In English
  • Version: 5.44.0

Free and Open Source Alternative to Macsyma or Maple

Maxima is a free, open source computer algebra system, which is primarily used for symbolic computation, including differentiation and integration. However, it also offers support for numerical capabilities as well, such as floating-point arithmetic and arbitrary-precision arithmetic. The software is based on the 1982 version of Macsyma, which is one of the most widely-utilized computer algebra systems. With that said, it lacks some of the advanced functions that were added to Macsyma in later years, or that are found in more modern CAS packages.

PROS

  • A free, open source and cross-platform CAS
  • Supports core functionality from Macsyma
  • Can plot data in two or three dimensions
  • Offers some support for other programming languages

CONS

  • Lacks some of the later enhancements made to Macsyma
  • Code based on newer versions of Macsyma may not work
  • Not ideal for factorization of large numbers
  • Other CAS packages are better for polynomial manipulations

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User reviews about Maxima

  • Vaishampayan Sharma

    by Vaishampayan Sharma

    first and most of all, this extremely useful software is free to use and is very very useful

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