David,

Thanks for the explanations. I am forwarding this to the development
list to see if anyone has an idea of the best solution.

Scott

On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM, David R. José <c1b...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Scott,
> The first thing I tried was creating a copy of wxmaxima.exe with the name of
> maxima.exe. Selecting Maxima at the CAS menu in Math mode opened Maxima,
> that froze with the following message: "wxMaxima could not find Maxima!
> Please configure wxMaxima with 'Edit->Configure'. Then start maxima with
> 'Maxima->Restart Maxima'.
> At the Configure menu, "Maxima Program" path points to the .bat previously
> mentioned. Opening the .bat file opens a console (which I have no idea what
> it's for), and waits for input commands. From there on, no idea.
> This the farthest point to which my knowledge goes... and where I decided to
> try Mathematica out.
>
> David
>
>> Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 14:46:48 -0400
>
>> Subject: Re: LyX + CAS
>> From: skost...@princeton.edu
>> To: c1b...@hotmail.com
>> CC: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
>>
>> Good work debugging, David.
>>
>> As I said, I don't use Windows, but if this problem occurred under
>> Linux the first thing I would try is to create a symlink (perhaps in
>> Windows this is similar to a "shortcut"?) for "maxima.exe", which
>> points to wxMaxima.exe. Does that work?
>>
>> If that does not work, the next thing I would try (on Linux) is to
>> create a script called "maxima.exe" which runs wxMaxima.exe with the
>> same arguments and pipes it was passed. On Windows perhaps a batch
>> file called "maxima.exe" could do this? But then again, I think
>> Windows pays close attention to suffixes in which case batch files
>> must end in ".bat" so this would not work?
>>
>> I suppose neither of these would work if you don't have Administrator
>> privileges though?
>>
>> Scott
>>
>> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 2:35 PM, David R. José <c1b...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> > Scott, thanks to you I've found the trick.
>> > Never realized I could find the issue viewing the Messages log :)
>> > For those out there who are having the same issue: there is no solution.
>> > LyX tries to find the CAS_names.exe at the pointed dir.
>> > Since Maxima runs in Windows as wxMaxima.exe through a .bat file, there
>> > is
>> > simply no way to do it.
>> > I also failed to do the same with Maple.
>> > But it worked with Mathematica :)
>> > Mathematica 9 has a Mathematica.exe, which indeed IS the very core.
>> > So, just point to, (usually, under win7) "C:\Program Files\Wolfram
>> > Research\Mathematica\9.0\" at "Path prefix" under Tools -> Preferences
>> > ->
>> > Paths. Save it and CAS -> Mathematica should work fine ;)
>> >
>> >> Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 12:11:09 -0400
>> >> Subject: Re: LyX + CAS
>> >> From: skost...@princeton.edu
>> >> To: c1b...@hotmail.com
>> >> CC: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
>> >
>> >>
>> >> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 10:24 AM, David R. José <c1b...@hotmail.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >> > Hello.
>> >> > I've been having trouble in pairing LyX and a CAS.
>> >> > While trying to use Maxima and Maple, I've added the address (eg:
>> >> > c:\maxima\) where the .exe is to the "Path prefix" under Tools ->
>> >> > Preferences -> Paths.
>> >> > Still no results in even solving a simple 2+2 in Math mode. All I get
>> >> > is
>> >> > a
>> >> > equal sign with an empty space beside it.
>> >> > LyX 2.0.6
>> >> > wxMaxima 12.04.0
>> >> > Maple 16
>> >> > Win 7 x64 SP1
>> >> >
>> >> > Has someone successfully paired LyX and a CAS in Windows?
>> >> > Any help on what or where my problem is at?
>> >>
>> >> I do not have Windows. But you could try seeing if View > Messages
>> >> provides some useful output.
>> >>
>> >> Scott

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