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Re: How to call Maxima functions from Octave

From: James Amundson
Subject: Re: How to call Maxima functions from Octave
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 15:56:14 -0600

On Mon, 2003-03-24 at 11:51, John W. Eaton wrote:
> On 16-Feb-2003, Poul-Erik Hansen <address@hidden> wrote:
> | I use Octave and the computer algebra system Maxima on Linux and
> | Windows platforms. I use Octave for the numerical work and Maxima
> | for my symbolic work.  I would like to merge the two program so that
> | I could call Maxima functions from within Octave! Have you succede
> | in doing this and how did you do it?
> I don't know of any efforts to link maxima with Octave.  but if
> anyone has plans to do something like this, I'd be interested in
> knowing about your progress or any problems you've had.

I would also encourage anyone interested in such a project to talk to
me. Here are some relevant facts:
        1) I am the Maxima project leader.
        2) I use Octave every day in my work. (That's work as in "what I get
paid to do," not work as in "Maxima work.")
        3) I have spent a great deal of time thinking about ways that Maxima
and Octave might talk to each other, but have not come to any definite
        4) Some sort of Maxima-Octave communication is likely to be an official
part of Maxima some time in the future, but we have several more
pressing issues (read "bug fixing") to deal with first.

I should probably add:
        5) I am not on the help-octave list -- I just peruse the mailing-list
archives from time to time. Please cc responses sent to the list to me.

James Amundson <address@hidden>

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