Introduction to the Unix Cluster. Node: Macsyma Othersoft
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## 9.1: Macsyma (Sun Only)

Macsyma is an interactive symbolic, numerical and graphical mathematical
problem solving tool. It offers symbolic and numeric manipulation and
solution capabilities in algebra, calculus and numerical analysis; 2D and 3D
report-quality graphics; interfaces with mathematical text processors;
and a user programming enviroment.

We have three versions of Macsyma on the Unix Cluster. Macsyma
version 418 runs on all SUNs except that we have only one license; only
one person can use it at a time. An older version 417 is installed on
suntsu. Another version is the DOE version called 'maxima' which runs
on all SUNs.

To run Macsyma version 418, type:

`macsyma`

A Macsyma window opens on the screen. On the title bar, there are 11 menus
which
provide all the operations offered. Click and drag to the one you want and
a second window will open to give you more choice as well as examples for
demomstration. There is a help menu which gives instructions on how to use
Macsyma.

To exit Macsyma, type:

`quit();`

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