maxima+xmaxima: can't type into Console

Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at
Wed Nov 13 17:31:53 PST 2013

OS is Mavericks.

Will try wxMaxima.

On Nov 13, 2013, at 4:07 PM, MK-MacPorts at wrote:

> Hi Murray,
> On Nov 13, 2013, at 4:11 PM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>> I installed maxima @5.30.0_0+xmaxima. By itself, the command-line maxima works (so far) as expected.
> good.
>> When, instead, I start xmaxima from the command-line, I get two windows — Xmaxima: browser and Xmaxima: console. If I double-click one of the highlighted lines in the Xmaxima: browser window, then the output appears in the Xmaxima:browser window, and both the input and corresponding output appear in the Xmaxima:console window as well.
> Yes, that's intentional.
> The browser just shows you a section from the manual, which you're advised to click through to show off some of maxima's and xmaxima's features.
>> But I cannot type any input directly into the Xmaxima: console window. Shouldn’t I be able to do so? And, if not, how can one enter input of one’s own (instead of just evaluate what’s in the prepared html page showing in the Xmaxima:browser window?
> You should be able to enter your own lines in the console.
> If not, which Mac OS version are you using?
> Here on my SL it works seamlessly.
> Greets,
> Marko
> P.S.: Perhaps you would like to install wxMaxima and try that too.

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