wxMaxima is a document based interface for the computer algebra system Maxima. For more information about Maxima, visit http://maxima.sourceforge.net/. wxMaxima uses wxWidgets and runs natively on Windows, X11 and Mac OS X. wxMaxima provides menus and dialogs for many common maxima commands, autocompletion, inline plots and simple animations. wxMaxima is distributed under the GPL license.
wxMaxima is included with the Windows installer for Maxima. Packages are available for many Linux distributions. If you wish to compile wxMaxima from source, read the instructions below.
To build wxMaxima from sources you need to have a C++ compiler and the wxWidgets library installed.
On Mac OS X you should install XCode. To build wxMaxima open the Terminal application and follow the instructions for building with GNU autotools. It is recommended that you compile you own version of wxMac. See the section about compiling wxWidgets.
On Windows install MinGW (http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/). In the installation process make sure you select g++, "MSYS Basic System" and "MinGW Developer ToolKit" in the "Select components" page of the installer. Then run MinGW Shell and follow the instructions for compiling wxWidgets and wxMaxima with autotools.
Before compiling wxMaxima you need to compile the wxWidgets library. Download the source, unarchive and in the source directory execute
mkdir build cd build
On Mac OS X configure wxWidgets with
../configure --disable-shared --enable-unicode
and on Windows with
Now build wxWidgets with
You do not need to install the library with
make install. You will need to
specify a path to wx-config when configuring wxMaxima. There are two files in
build/lib/wx/config. The correct file to use is
inplace-msw-ansi-release-static-2.8 on Windows and
implace-mac-unicode-release-static-2.8 on Mac OS X. You will also need to copy
acinclude.m4 in the wxMaxima source directory.
If you are building from git, execute
To build wxMaxima on Linux execute
./configure make cd locales make allmo cd .. sudo make install
To build wxMaxima on Mac OS X and Windows first execute
./configure --with-wx-config=<path to wx-config> make cd locales make allmo cd ..
On Mac OS X you should build an application bundle:
On Windows execute
which builds the directory structure necessary for running wxMaxima.