Quoting Dido Sevilla <dido.sevilla / gmail.com>:

> On 9/16/06, znmeb / cesmail.net <znmeb / cesmail.net> wrote:
> > Quoting Paul Lutus <nospam / nosite.zzz>:
> >
> > > I hope for an eventual decent open-source symbolic math processor. There
> was
> > > one (the name of which escapes me at the moment), but it is presently
> > > abandonware.
> >
>
> I believe you missed one: Maxima.
>
> http://maxima.sourceforge.net/
>
> It is ultimately descended from MACSYMA, which is the most venerable
> of all computer algebra systems, and from what I can see it's
> definitely not abandoned (considering that the last official release
> was in 2005). I've used it and it's probably the closest Free
> alternative to Mathematica or Maple.
I actually noted Maxima in my first post. I think Maxima is a good bit simpler
than Axiom, if that matters ... a shorter learning curve for Maxima. But I
think Axiom is ultimately more powerful. Both are indeed active.
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