David, I cannot tell for Maxima, because I have never used it under Windows, but for Maple I am pretty sure, there is normally an exe for the server, but I do not remember if it lives in another foder that win.exe. My experiments were with Windows XP, and the server was a Dos program, executed in text mode in a console. In more modern versions of Maple and Windows, I am not sure that this separation is kept. Sorry for not being more helpful. Maybe a user of Maple under Windows 7/8 could help. Under OSX, both maxima and Maple can be used as a CAS for simple computations (I have just checked again to bu sure).
2013/9/4 David R. José <c1b...@hotmail.com> > Yildizoglu, > I've tried searching for a maxima.exe which could be the server. Found one > in Maxima-5.28.0-2\lib\maxima\5.28.0-2\binary-gcl\. Pointed it and nothing > happened when I tried inside LyX. > Back to Maple, in Win7, all the .exe are in \bin.win\ at the Maple dir. No > maple.exe per se available. > Pointing to any .exe used to start the GUI doesn't work, as foretold by > you. > > Scott, > If you need any more info or tests performed, just get in touch. > > ------------------------------ > From: myi...@gmail.com > Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 21:31:06 +0200 > Subject: Re: LyX + CAS > To: c1b...@hotmail.com > CC: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Just to complete my previous message, for Maple, the situation is even > more complex: > > - The GUI lives in: /Applications/Maple 17/Maple 17.app > - While the server in: > /Library/Frameworks/Maple.framework/Versions/17/bin/maple > > and Lyx needs the second one, not the first, in the path variable. > > > 2013/9/4 David R. José <c1b...@hotmail.com> > > 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: email@example.com > > > > 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 > > > > > -- > Prof. Murat Yildizoglu > > Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV > GREThA (UMR CNRS 5113) > Avenue Léon Duguit > 33608 Pessac cedex > France > > Bureau : E-331 > > mail: yildi-at-u-bordeaux4.fr > > web: yildizoglu.info > -- Prof. Murat Yildizoglu Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV GREThA (UMR CNRS 5113) Avenue Léon Duguit 33608 Pessac cedex France Bureau : E-331 mail: yildi-at-u-bordeaux4.fr web: yildizoglu.info