Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-05 Thread Alex Vergara Gil


Unfortunately the two CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.
Maybe there is also a workaround for Maxima, which would help the
freeware and open source cause :)

AFAIK, LyX is open source software, also Octave is open source, so why not 
supporting Octave as the standard CAS for LyX. The QtOctave works very good on 
Windows and it has a lot of compatibility with MatLab with a lot of plugins and 
interactions with Qt. I don´t think supporting a paid software is a good idea 
because we will be away of the GPL License.
Just my 2c

Alex

Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-05 Thread Alex Vergara Gil


Unfortunately the two CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.
Maybe there is also a workaround for Maxima, which would help the
freeware and open source cause :)

AFAIK, LyX is open source software, also Octave is open source, so why not 
supporting Octave as the standard CAS for LyX. The QtOctave works very good on 
Windows and it has a lot of compatibility with MatLab with a lot of plugins and 
interactions with Qt. I don´t think supporting a paid software is a good idea 
because we will be away of the GPL License.
Just my 2c

Alex

Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-05 Thread Alex Vergara Gil


  > >> Unfortunately the two CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.
  > >> Maybe there is also a workaround for Maxima, which would help the
  > >> freeware and open source cause :)

AFAIK, LyX is open source software, also Octave is open source, so why not 
supporting Octave as the standard CAS for LyX. The QtOctave works very good on 
Windows and it has a lot of compatibility with MatLab with a lot of plugins and 
interactions with Qt. I don´t think supporting a paid software is a good idea 
because we will be away of the GPL License.
Just my 2c

Alex

Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Scott Kostyshak
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


RE: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread David R . José
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
  

Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Scott Kostyshak
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


RE: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread David R . José
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
  

Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Scott Kostyshak
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


Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Murat Yildizoglu
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: 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




-- 
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


Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Murat Yildizoglu
David,
To my knowledge (I am not an expert on Maxima), wxmaxima is the graphical
interface and you should have a server called maxima.exe somewhere in a
sub-folder. I cannot check it because I am not under windows anymore, but
this is what I have in OSX (in fact, we have two different applications:
Maxima and wxmaxima). The same is true also for Maple: you normally have an
executable for the GUI, and another for the computation server. Lyx
normally needs to have access to the server. So you should give in the path
the path to the server, and not the one to the GUI.
Just my two cents.

Murat


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: 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




-- 
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


Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Murat Yildizoglu
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: lyx-users@lists.lyx.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: 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




 --
 Prof. Murat Yildizoglu

 Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV
 GREThA (UMR CNRS 5113)
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RE: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread David R . José
Yildizoglu, Found it!Creating a copy of cmaple.exe with the name maple.exe and 
pointing the LyX path to \bin.win\ at the Maple dir does the deal.Guess there 
should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)Unfortunately the two 
CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.Maybe there is also a workaround 
for Maxima, which would help the freeware and open source cause :)Cheeryo!


From: myi...@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 21:54:11 +0200
Subject: Re: LyX + CAS
To: c1b...@hotmail.com; lyx-users@lists.lyx.org

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: lyx-users@lists.lyx.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: 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

Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Murat Yildizoglu
Hi David,

A last idea for Maxima. Could you launch wxmxima and look at its
preferences if there is some configuration setting where you are supposed
to tell it the location of the server? If yes, the path indicated there
should make your day, hopefully.


2013/9/4 David R. José c1b...@hotmail.com

 Yildizoglu,
 Found it!
 Creating a copy of cmaple.exe with the name maple.exe and pointing the LyX
 path to \bin.win\ at the Maple dir does the deal.
 Guess there should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)
 Unfortunately the two CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.
 Maybe there is also a workaround for Maxima, which would help the freeware
 and open source cause :)
 Cheeryo!



 --
 From: myi...@gmail.com
 Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 21:54:11 +0200
 Subject: Re: LyX + CAS
 To: c1b...@hotmail.com; lyx-users@lists.lyx.org

 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: lyx-users@lists.lyx.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: 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

Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Pavel Sanda
David R. José wrote:
 Guess there should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)

You are most welcome to write such a paragraph into section 23 of LyX Math 
Manual
and send it back to the list so we add it to the official documentation.

Pavel


Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Andrew Parsloe

On 5/09/2013 8:33 a.m., David R. José wrote:

Yildizoglu,
Found it!
Creating a copy of cmaple.exe with the name maple.exe and pointing the
LyX path to \bin.win\ at the Maple dir does the deal.
Guess there should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)
Unfortunately the two CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.
Maybe there is also a workaround for Maxima, which would help the
freeware and open source cause :)
Cheeryo!



David,

On my Windows Vista laptop I've installed Maxima to E:\Program 
files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl. In LyX 2.0.6 I've added the following to the 
end of the PATH prefix: setting (under Tools  Preferences  Paths)


;E:\Program files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl\bin

The bin contains maxima.exe (and various other .exe files as well as 
maxima.bat). Whatever LyX is looking for, it finds it there. When I 
write 1+1 in a maths inset and go through the labyrinth Edit  Math  
Use Computer Algebra System  Maxima, after a little pause the inset 
changes to 1+1=2. (Incidentally, if I *select* 1+1 and then activate 
Maxima, the inset changes to 1+1= without the 2. The selection confuses 
things.)


Andrew


Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Andrew Parsloe



On 5/09/2013 10:41 a.m., Andrew Parsloe wrote:

On 5/09/2013 8:33 a.m., David R. José wrote:

Yildizoglu,
Found it!
Creating a copy of cmaple.exe with the name maple.exe and pointing the
LyX path to \bin.win\ at the Maple dir does the deal.
Guess there should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)
Unfortunately the two CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.
Maybe there is also a workaround for Maxima, which would help the
freeware and open source cause :)
Cheeryo!



David,

On my Windows Vista laptop I've installed Maxima to E:\Program
files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl. In LyX 2.0.6 I've added the following to the
end of the PATH prefix: setting (under Tools  Preferences  Paths)

;E:\Program files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl\bin

The bin contains maxima.exe (and various other .exe files as well as
maxima.bat). Whatever LyX is looking for, it finds it there. When I
write 1+1 in a maths inset and go through the labyrinth Edit  Math 
Use Computer Algebra System  Maxima, after a little pause the inset
changes to 1+1=2. (Incidentally, if I *select* 1+1 and then activate
Maxima, the inset changes to 1+1= without the 2. The selection confuses
things.)

Andrew

A small correction: the bin folder contains xmaxima.exe (rather than 
maxima.exe).


Andrew


RE: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread David R . José
Andrew,That indeed worked. Thanks a lot!Pointing to the bin folder solves the 
deal!Thanks! ;)Good now we have an updated thread on how to solve these issues.

 Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2013 10:47:22 +1200
 From: apars...@clear.net.nz
 Subject: Re: LyX + CAS
 To: c1b...@hotmail.com
 
 
 
 On 5/09/2013 10:41 a.m., Andrew Parsloe wrote:
  On 5/09/2013 8:33 a.m., David R. José wrote:
  Yildizoglu,
  Found it!
  Creating a copy of cmaple.exe with the name maple.exe and pointing the
  LyX path to \bin.win\ at the Maple dir does the deal.
  Guess there should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)
  Unfortunately the two CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.
  Maybe there is also a workaround for Maxima, which would help the
  freeware and open source cause :)
  Cheeryo!
 
 
  David,
 
  On my Windows Vista laptop I've installed Maxima to E:\Program
  files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl. In LyX 2.0.6 I've added the following to the
  end of the PATH prefix: setting (under Tools  Preferences  Paths)
 
  ;E:\Program files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl\bin
 
  The bin contains maxima.exe (and various other .exe files as well as
  maxima.bat). Whatever LyX is looking for, it finds it there. When I
  write 1+1 in a maths inset and go through the labyrinth Edit  Math 
  Use Computer Algebra System  Maxima, after a little pause the inset
  changes to 1+1=2. (Incidentally, if I *select* 1+1 and then activate
  Maxima, the inset changes to 1+1= without the 2. The selection confuses
  things.)
 
  Andrew
 
 A small correction: the bin folder contains xmaxima.exe (rather than 
 maxima.exe).
 
 Andrew
  

Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Scott Kostyshak
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


RE: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread David R . José
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
  

Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Scott Kostyshak
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


RE: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread David R . José
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
  

Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Scott Kostyshak
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


Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Murat Yildizoglu
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: 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




-- 
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


Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Murat Yildizoglu
David,
To my knowledge (I am not an expert on Maxima), wxmaxima is the graphical
interface and you should have a server called maxima.exe somewhere in a
sub-folder. I cannot check it because I am not under windows anymore, but
this is what I have in OSX (in fact, we have two different applications:
Maxima and wxmaxima). The same is true also for Maple: you normally have an
executable for the GUI, and another for the computation server. Lyx
normally needs to have access to the server. So you should give in the path
the path to the server, and not the one to the GUI.
Just my two cents.

Murat


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: 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




-- 
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


Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Murat Yildizoglu
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: lyx-users@lists.lyx.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: 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




 --
 Prof. Murat Yildizoglu

 Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV
 GREThA (UMR CNRS 5113)
 Avenue

RE: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread David R . José
Yildizoglu, Found it!Creating a copy of cmaple.exe with the name maple.exe and 
pointing the LyX path to \bin.win\ at the Maple dir does the deal.Guess there 
should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)Unfortunately the two 
CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.Maybe there is also a workaround 
for Maxima, which would help the freeware and open source cause :)Cheeryo!


From: myi...@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 21:54:11 +0200
Subject: Re: LyX + CAS
To: c1b...@hotmail.com; lyx-users@lists.lyx.org

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: lyx-users@lists.lyx.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: 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

Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Murat Yildizoglu
Hi David,

A last idea for Maxima. Could you launch wxmxima and look at its
preferences if there is some configuration setting where you are supposed
to tell it the location of the server? If yes, the path indicated there
should make your day, hopefully.


2013/9/4 David R. José c1b...@hotmail.com

 Yildizoglu,
 Found it!
 Creating a copy of cmaple.exe with the name maple.exe and pointing the LyX
 path to \bin.win\ at the Maple dir does the deal.
 Guess there should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)
 Unfortunately the two CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.
 Maybe there is also a workaround for Maxima, which would help the freeware
 and open source cause :)
 Cheeryo!



 --
 From: myi...@gmail.com
 Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 21:54:11 +0200
 Subject: Re: LyX + CAS
 To: c1b...@hotmail.com; lyx-users@lists.lyx.org

 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: lyx-users@lists.lyx.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: 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

Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Pavel Sanda
David R. José wrote:
 Guess there should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)

You are most welcome to write such a paragraph into section 23 of LyX Math 
Manual
and send it back to the list so we add it to the official documentation.

Pavel


Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Andrew Parsloe

On 5/09/2013 8:33 a.m., David R. José wrote:

Yildizoglu,
Found it!
Creating a copy of cmaple.exe with the name maple.exe and pointing the
LyX path to \bin.win\ at the Maple dir does the deal.
Guess there should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)
Unfortunately the two CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.
Maybe there is also a workaround for Maxima, which would help the
freeware and open source cause :)
Cheeryo!



David,

On my Windows Vista laptop I've installed Maxima to E:\Program 
files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl. In LyX 2.0.6 I've added the following to the 
end of the PATH prefix: setting (under Tools  Preferences  Paths)


;E:\Program files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl\bin

The bin contains maxima.exe (and various other .exe files as well as 
maxima.bat). Whatever LyX is looking for, it finds it there. When I 
write 1+1 in a maths inset and go through the labyrinth Edit  Math  
Use Computer Algebra System  Maxima, after a little pause the inset 
changes to 1+1=2. (Incidentally, if I *select* 1+1 and then activate 
Maxima, the inset changes to 1+1= without the 2. The selection confuses 
things.)


Andrew


Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Andrew Parsloe



On 5/09/2013 10:41 a.m., Andrew Parsloe wrote:

On 5/09/2013 8:33 a.m., David R. José wrote:

Yildizoglu,
Found it!
Creating a copy of cmaple.exe with the name maple.exe and pointing the
LyX path to \bin.win\ at the Maple dir does the deal.
Guess there should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)
Unfortunately the two CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.
Maybe there is also a workaround for Maxima, which would help the
freeware and open source cause :)
Cheeryo!



David,

On my Windows Vista laptop I've installed Maxima to E:\Program
files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl. In LyX 2.0.6 I've added the following to the
end of the PATH prefix: setting (under Tools  Preferences  Paths)

;E:\Program files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl\bin

The bin contains maxima.exe (and various other .exe files as well as
maxima.bat). Whatever LyX is looking for, it finds it there. When I
write 1+1 in a maths inset and go through the labyrinth Edit  Math 
Use Computer Algebra System  Maxima, after a little pause the inset
changes to 1+1=2. (Incidentally, if I *select* 1+1 and then activate
Maxima, the inset changes to 1+1= without the 2. The selection confuses
things.)

Andrew

A small correction: the bin folder contains xmaxima.exe (rather than 
maxima.exe).


Andrew


RE: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread David R . José
Andrew,That indeed worked. Thanks a lot!Pointing to the bin folder solves the 
deal!Thanks! ;)Good now we have an updated thread on how to solve these issues.

 Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2013 10:47:22 +1200
 From: apars...@clear.net.nz
 Subject: Re: LyX + CAS
 To: c1b...@hotmail.com
 
 
 
 On 5/09/2013 10:41 a.m., Andrew Parsloe wrote:
  On 5/09/2013 8:33 a.m., David R. José wrote:
  Yildizoglu,
  Found it!
  Creating a copy of cmaple.exe with the name maple.exe and pointing the
  LyX path to \bin.win\ at the Maple dir does the deal.
  Guess there should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)
  Unfortunately the two CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.
  Maybe there is also a workaround for Maxima, which would help the
  freeware and open source cause :)
  Cheeryo!
 
 
  David,
 
  On my Windows Vista laptop I've installed Maxima to E:\Program
  files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl. In LyX 2.0.6 I've added the following to the
  end of the PATH prefix: setting (under Tools  Preferences  Paths)
 
  ;E:\Program files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl\bin
 
  The bin contains maxima.exe (and various other .exe files as well as
  maxima.bat). Whatever LyX is looking for, it finds it there. When I
  write 1+1 in a maths inset and go through the labyrinth Edit  Math 
  Use Computer Algebra System  Maxima, after a little pause the inset
  changes to 1+1=2. (Incidentally, if I *select* 1+1 and then activate
  Maxima, the inset changes to 1+1= without the 2. The selection confuses
  things.)
 
  Andrew
 
 A small correction: the bin folder contains xmaxima.exe (rather than 
 maxima.exe).
 
 Andrew
  

Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Scott Kostyshak
On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 10:24 AM, David R. José  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


RE: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread David R . José
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
  

Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Scott Kostyshak
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


RE: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread David R . José
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
  

Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Scott Kostyshak
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


Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Murat Yildizoglu
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: 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
>



-- 
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


Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Murat Yildizoglu
David,
To my knowledge (I am not an expert on Maxima), wxmaxima is the graphical
interface and you should have a server called maxima.exe somewhere in a
sub-folder. I cannot check it because I am not under windows anymore, but
this is what I have in OSX (in fact, we have two different applications:
Maxima and wxmaxima). The same is true also for Maple: you normally have an
executable for the GUI, and another for the computation server. Lyx
normally needs to have access to the server. So you should give in the path
the path to the server, and not the one to the GUI.
Just my two cents.

Murat


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: 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
>



-- 
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


Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Murat Yildizoglu
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: lyx-users@lists.lyx.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: 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
> > >
> > >>
> > >>

RE: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread David R . José
Yildizoglu, Found it!Creating a copy of cmaple.exe with the name maple.exe and 
pointing the LyX path to \bin.win\ at the Maple dir does the deal.Guess there 
should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)Unfortunately the two 
CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.Maybe there is also a workaround 
for Maxima, which would help the freeware and open source cause :)Cheeryo!


From: myi...@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 21:54:11 +0200
Subject: Re: LyX + CAS
To: c1b...@hotmail.com; lyx-users@lists.lyx.org

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: lyx-users@lists.lyx.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: 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





Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Murat Yildizoglu
Hi David,

A last idea for Maxima. Could you launch wxmxima and look at its
preferences if there is some configuration setting where you are supposed
to tell it the location of the server? If yes, the path indicated there
should make your day, hopefully.


2013/9/4 David R. José <c1b...@hotmail.com>

> Yildizoglu,
> Found it!
> Creating a copy of cmaple.exe with the name maple.exe and pointing the LyX
> path to \bin.win\ at the Maple dir does the deal.
> Guess there should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)
> Unfortunately the two CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.
> Maybe there is also a workaround for Maxima, which would help the freeware
> and open source cause :)
> Cheeryo!
>
>
>
> --
> From: myi...@gmail.com
> Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 21:54:11 +0200
> Subject: Re: LyX + CAS
> To: c1b...@hotmail.com; lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
>
> 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: lyx-users@lists.lyx.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: 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

Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Pavel Sanda
David R. José wrote:
> Guess there should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)

You are most welcome to write such a paragraph into section 23 of LyX Math 
Manual
and send it back to the list so we add it to the official documentation.

Pavel


Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Andrew Parsloe

On 5/09/2013 8:33 a.m., David R. José wrote:

Yildizoglu,
Found it!
Creating a copy of cmaple.exe with the name maple.exe and pointing the
LyX path to \bin.win\ at the Maple dir does the deal.
Guess there should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)
Unfortunately the two CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.
Maybe there is also a workaround for Maxima, which would help the
freeware and open source cause :)
Cheeryo!



David,

On my Windows Vista laptop I've installed Maxima to E:\Program 
files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl. In LyX 2.0.6 I've added the following to the 
end of the PATH prefix: setting (under Tools > Preferences > Paths)


;E:\Program files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl\bin

The bin contains maxima.exe (and various other .exe files as well as 
maxima.bat). Whatever LyX is looking for, it finds it there. When I 
write 1+1 in a maths inset and go through the labyrinth Edit > Math > 
Use Computer Algebra System > Maxima, after a little pause the inset 
changes to 1+1=2. (Incidentally, if I *select* 1+1 and then activate 
Maxima, the inset changes to 1+1= without the 2. The selection confuses 
things.)


Andrew


Re: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread Andrew Parsloe



On 5/09/2013 10:41 a.m., Andrew Parsloe wrote:

On 5/09/2013 8:33 a.m., David R. José wrote:

Yildizoglu,
Found it!
Creating a copy of cmaple.exe with the name maple.exe and pointing the
LyX path to \bin.win\ at the Maple dir does the deal.
Guess there should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)
Unfortunately the two CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.
Maybe there is also a workaround for Maxima, which would help the
freeware and open source cause :)
Cheeryo!



David,

On my Windows Vista laptop I've installed Maxima to E:\Program
files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl. In LyX 2.0.6 I've added the following to the
end of the PATH prefix: setting (under Tools > Preferences > Paths)

;E:\Program files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl\bin

The bin contains maxima.exe (and various other .exe files as well as
maxima.bat). Whatever LyX is looking for, it finds it there. When I
write 1+1 in a maths inset and go through the labyrinth Edit > Math >
Use Computer Algebra System > Maxima, after a little pause the inset
changes to 1+1=2. (Incidentally, if I *select* 1+1 and then activate
Maxima, the inset changes to 1+1= without the 2. The selection confuses
things.)

Andrew

A small correction: the bin folder contains xmaxima.exe (rather than 
maxima.exe).


Andrew


RE: LyX + CAS

2013-09-04 Thread David R . José
Andrew,That indeed worked. Thanks a lot!Pointing to the bin folder solves the 
deal!Thanks! ;)Good now we have an updated thread on how to solve these issues.

> Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2013 10:47:22 +1200
> From: apars...@clear.net.nz
> Subject: Re: LyX + CAS
> To: c1b...@hotmail.com
> 
> 
> 
> On 5/09/2013 10:41 a.m., Andrew Parsloe wrote:
> > On 5/09/2013 8:33 a.m., David R. José wrote:
> >> Yildizoglu,
> >> Found it!
> >> Creating a copy of cmaple.exe with the name maple.exe and pointing the
> >> LyX path to \bin.win\ at the Maple dir does the deal.
> >> Guess there should be a Help Section were we could put this info :)
> >> Unfortunately the two CAS able to interact with LyX in Win7 are paid.
> >> Maybe there is also a workaround for Maxima, which would help the
> >> freeware and open source cause :)
> >> Cheeryo!
> >>
> >
> > David,
> >
> > On my Windows Vista laptop I've installed Maxima to E:\Program
> > files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl. In LyX 2.0.6 I've added the following to the
> > end of the PATH prefix: setting (under Tools > Preferences > Paths)
> >
> > ;E:\Program files\Maxima-5.25.1-gcl\bin
> >
> > The bin contains maxima.exe (and various other .exe files as well as
> > maxima.bat). Whatever LyX is looking for, it finds it there. When I
> > write 1+1 in a maths inset and go through the labyrinth Edit > Math >
> > Use Computer Algebra System > Maxima, after a little pause the inset
> > changes to 1+1=2. (Incidentally, if I *select* 1+1 and then activate
> > Maxima, the inset changes to 1+1= without the 2. The selection confuses
> > things.)
> >
> > Andrew
> >
> A small correction: the bin folder contains xmaxima.exe (rather than 
> maxima.exe).
> 
> Andrew