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Robert Dodier

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announcement: Maxima 5.26
Posted: Jan 27, 2012 1:09 AM
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Announcing Maxima 5.26

Maxima is a GPL'd branch of Macsyma, the venerable symbolic
computation system. Maxima 5.26 is a bug fix and feature
enhancement release. The current version is 5.26.0.

Maxima has functions to work with polynomials, matrices, finite sets,
integrals, derivatives and differential equations, linear algebra,
plotting, floating point and arbitrary-precision arithmetic, etc.

Maxima can run on MS Windows and various flavors of Unix,
including MacOS X.
There is a precompiled executable installer for Windows,
RPM's for Linux, and source code tar.gz.

Maxima is implemented in Common Lisp; several Lisps can compile
and run Maxima, including CMUCL, SBCL, Clisp, GCL, and ECL.

The Maxima project welcomes new participants. You can contribute
in several ways: reporting bugs, fixing bugs, writing new add-on
packages, revising core functions, user interfaces, documentation,
etc.
Why not see what's happening on the mailing list and consider how
you might contribute to the project.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the 5.26 release.

Regards,
Robert Dodier
Maxima developer and 5.26 release manager

Project page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/maxima

Documentation:
http://maxima.sourceforge.net/documentation.html

Bug reports. You must create a Sourceforge login
before filing a bug report (anonymous reports no longer allowed).
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=4933&atid=104933

Mailing list. Please sign up before posting a message.
http://maxima.sourceforge.net/maximalist.html

Download page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/maxima/files

Ports page:
http://apps.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/maxima/index.php?title=Maxima_ports

Project home page:
http://maxima.sourceforge.net

Change log:

New items in core:

* quadpack function quad_qagp (QAGP algorithm)

* quadpack function quad_control (control error messages)


New items in share:

* package draw: option draw_realpart, object wired_surface

* package lapack: function zgeev


Other changes:

* reference manual: reorganization, editing, translations

* package ezunits: bug fixes, minor extensions, more tests


Bug fixes:

3439895 makeset can't deal with sets of sets
3437268 expand doesn't fully expand
3426847 float hypergeometric error | fix
3410704 limit gives the wrong answer
3404854 default for logexapand
3398066 radcan generates floats?
3398047 trigrat() causes an error
3396631 equal terms produce different results
3390551 Error break in rtest2 with display_all=true
3389830 Error break in rtest15 with linear display
3388801 integrate error
3377347 log(1/(1+%i)) gives error
3376603 sign of declared imaginary
3358420 nfloat bug
3354672 Maxima hangs when assigning modulus:-3
3276461 Inaccurate Limit Evaluation
3213380 "-"(a,b) with simp:false prints incorrectly
3207833 Option variable lognumer has no effect
3185855 radcan warns about float-convert
3151302 Wrong plotting of functions based on spherical harmonics
2995695 Documentation for resultant is confusing
unnumbered: bessel_y integrals (mailing list circa 2011-10-22)
unnumbered: f90 output format (mailing list circa 2011-09-22)
unnumbered: Problem with save (mailing list 2011-09-10)
unnumbered: error function lsquares (mailing list 2011-08-25)



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