Maxima on Android

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About this app

Maxima, a full featured computer algebra system, now runs on your Android mobile devices. Maxima, and its predecessor Macsyma is one of the most long-established software in the world, back in 1960s at MIT LCS and Project Mac. You can perform many many math operations such as integration, differentiation, matrix operations, rational numbers, symbolic treatment of constants such as pi, e, euler's gamma, symbolic and numerical treatment of special functions such as sin(x), cos(x), log(x), exp(x), zeta(s), and many more.

Maxima on Android is a port of Maxima on the Android operating system. Thanks to Sylvain Ageneau' effort on porting Embeddable Common Lisp to the Android OS, the latest Maxima code runs nicely on ECL on Android with very small changes to the source code.

Maxima on Android is a combination of many open source software: ECL on Android, MathJax, and Maxima itself. I wrote roughly a thousand lines of Java code and a hundred lines of HTML including Javascript code.

The installation of the software requires total of 90MB on the storage. 30MB needs to be installed on the internal storage. The rest of 60MB can be installed either on the external or the internal storage. The first run of the apk will ask you where you want the 60MB to be installed.

Then you can enjoy Maxima / Macsyma on your mobile phone or tablet based on Android OS.
Updated on
Sep 7, 2018

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2.14K reviews
A Google user
February 6, 2020
Missing all labels for output and intermediate expressions. Reformatting to fit the display width is slow and often unhelpful (see behavior of "disolate"). Too few choices of text size; numeric input would be better. Autocompletion suggestions cause the input bar to lose focus. For complicated inputs, multiple lines are needed. Saving a backup session after each output would protect against lost work when Maxima misbehaves.
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July 18, 2022
Real bad behaviour,can only type in a straight line. nevertless the outputs are good if input is typed correctly which a tough thing to do,even if you copy a text through google camera and paste on the keyboard the inputs always goes in a straightly......need windows keyboards or something adaptive
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A Google user
July 1, 2019
An absolutely fantastic piece of kit. Thanks for making this available on Android However: any chance of adding a setting to optionally not stay awake by default? This is draining the battery during long sessions when I forget to turn off the screen manually. Thanks.
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What's new

Maxima 5.41.0 is supported.
Maxima 5.41.0 embedded in MoA 3.2.1 passed all the tests using run_testsuite().
Support for the older versions of Android OS has ended. Kitkat (Android 4.4, API level 19) and above is the minimum requirement.
Support for SDCard for additional installation has ended. Everything will be installed on the internal storage.
Internally, MathJax is updated to from 2.1 to 2.7.5. JQuery Mobile is updated from 1.3.1 to 1.4.5. Gnuplot is updated from 4.6 to 5.2.4