WxMaxima is a free and open source computer algebra system for Linux, Windows and MacOS. It is a graphical user interface for Maxima computer algebra system. Unlike traditional numerical calculators, it excels at solving mathematical problems by manipulating equations, yielding comprehensive formulas rather than mere numeric results.
wxMaxima simplifies Maxima’s commands through a menu system and provides input dialogs for commands requiring multiple arguments and boasts its display engine. And extends its utility with 2D and 3D inline plots, enabling users to visualize mathematical concepts dynamically. It offers compatibility with TeX, enabling the transfer of input and output into a format commonly used in scientific and academic writing. Document structuring features provide organization, while a dedicated browser facilitates easy access to Maxima’s manual, complete with a command index and robust full-text search capabilities.
How to Install WxMaxima on Ubuntu
To install WxMaxima on your Linux system, run below command in the terminal app (ctrl+alt+t).
sudo apt install wxmaxima
After the successful installation of WxMaxima, you can open it using the Show Apps menu or via below command in terminal.
Install WxMaxima via Snap:
You can also install WxMaxima via snap package file using below snap command.
sudo snap install wxmaxima
Install WxMaxima via Flatpak:
WxMaxima is also available as a flatpak package file from the remote flathub. You can install it using below command in the terminal software.
flatpak install flathub io.github.wxmaxima_developers.wxMaxima
And open the WxMaxima app using below command.
flatpak run io.github.wxmaxima_developers.wxMaxima