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Re: How to call Maxima functions from Octave

From: Poul-Erik Hansen
Subject: Re: How to call Maxima functions from Octave
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2003 12:59:46 +0200 (CEST)
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I believe that Jeffrey O. Bauer have made an an interface between Maxima and   
Octave at Wayne State College's Mathematics Department. Have a look at   
However I have not been successfully in getting into contact with him yet   
Best regards  
Quoting James Amundson <address@hidden>:   
> 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   
> conclusion.   
>       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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