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Author: Samuel Lelièvre
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Description: ## Maxima plots in CoCalc .sagews worksheets
Compute Environment: Ubuntu 18.04 (Deprecated)

Maxima plots in CoCalc's .sagews worksheets

  • Author: Samuel Lelièvre
  • Date: 2020-03-25
  • License: CC-BY

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Use cell magic to set the worksheet to Maxima mode

The first thing to do is to use the %default_mode magic to set the whole worksheet to Maxima mode.

(Note: it's important to put this magic in its own cell.)

%default_mode maxima

We can now use Maxima syntax.

trigsimp(2*cos(x)^2 + sin(x)^2)
integrate(log(x), x)

Avoid Maxima names starting in % at the start of a line

In IPython, in Jupyter and in CoCalc worksheets, names that starts with % at the start of a line are interpreted as "magics", so Maxima names starting in % can't be used at the start of a line.

As a workaround, add a space in front of such names, e.g. a space before %pi and %e for the mathematical constants π\pi and ee.

%pi, numer
%e, numer

Maxima plots

Problem reported at

loesung: rk(t-x^2, x, 1, [t, 0, 8, 0.1])$
plot2d([discrete, loesung])$
Error in lines 1-1 Traceback (most recent call last): File "/cocalc/lib/python2.7/site-packages/smc_sagews/", line 1234, in execute flags=compile_flags), namespace, locals) File "", line 1, in <module> File "/cocalc/lib/python2.7/site-packages/smc_sagews/", line 1318, in execute_with_code_decorators code, locals=self.namespace)) # removed , end=' ' File "/ext/sage/sage-8.3_1804/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sage/interfaces/", line 1361, in eval raise TypeError('error evaluating "%s":\n%s'%(code,s)) TypeError: error evaluating "plot2d([discrete, loesung])": Error executing code in Maxima CODE: plot2d([discrete, loesung]); Maxima ERROR: Maxima encountered a Lisp error: Filesystem error with pathname "/home/user/.sage/temp/project-fc94de41-6af4-4ee1-a684-c33a9e56b2b0/279/ecl/maxout471.gnuplot_pipes". Either 1) the file does not exist, or 2) we are not allowed to access the file, or 3) the pathname points to a broken symbolic link. Automatically continuing. To enable the Lisp debugger set *debugger-hook* to nil.