Sunday, December 11, 2005

imaxima

This weekend I was toying around with Maxima, a pretty nice symbolic math package (like Mathematica, but open-source), and I discovered a really slick little feature that Emacs users can latch on to. By adding on this package called IMaxima (where the "I" stands for "image"), one can get the results of symbolic computation automatically rendered in LaTeX, and displayed inline in the Emacs session. It kinda looks like this:
That's just so cool, it makes me want to do more symbolic math :)

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