[ESS] Cheating ESS to recognize maxima as an ESS process

Søren Højsgaard Soren.Hojsgaard at agrsci.dk
Thu Jul 14 13:05:45 CEST 2005

I'm using the maxima program for computer algebra, and I've been
trying to 'cheat ESS' to recognize the maxima process in emacs asan ESS process. The sole purpose is to be able to have an editor
window for writing my maxima statements, and then I would like to
use C-c M-j submitting a line and so on... I can't figure out how
to do this, and maybe there are other ways of doing it.
To start maxima in a shell in emacs, I define:
(defun run-maxima ()
  "Run maxima process."
   (run-lisp "c:/programs/maxima-5.9.1/bin/maxima.bat"))

and then type M-x run-maxima which works fine. But then I would
like to be able to be in another window and type C-c M-j (or
something else) to submit a line to maxima... Can any of you help

Thanks in advance

Søren Højsgaard,  MSc, PhD (Statistics),                Phone: +45 8999 1703 
Head of Statistics and Decision Theory Research Group,  Fax:   +45 8999 1300 
Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences               sorenh at agrsci.dk 
Research Centre Foulum, DK-8830 Tjele, Denmark          http://genetics.agrsci.dk/~sorenh 
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