maxima+xmaxima: can't type into Console
nad at acm.org
Wed Nov 13 19:59:59 PST 2013
In article <FB588327-E6BD-4107-B65B-2DE86735B7B3 at gmail.com>,
Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> OS is Mavericks.
> Will try wxMaxima.
> On Nov 13, 2013, at 4:07 PM, MK-MacPorts at techno.ms 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.
> >> Shouldn¹t I be able to do so? And, if not, how can one enter input of
> >> one¹s own (instead of just evaluate what¹s 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.
If the problem is seen using the quartz (native) Tk on Mavericks, it's very
likely you are running into a critical Tk problem on Mavericks. There is a
simple patch available that fixes the problem.
nad at acm.org
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