[ESS] ESS + Maxima

Tamas Papp tkp@pp @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Oct 1 10:33:49 CEST 2015

I would be happy to maintain it, since I use it regularly.

Note that I am not asking anyone else to write it, I am simply asking
for help with writing it myself. It would be great to have a "how to add
your language to ESS" guide, but I understand that this is not a
priority because of what you say below (if adding is easy, maintaining
is still an issue).

Vitalie, in your opinion which ESS language implementation is best as a
template for a new one?



On Thu, Oct 01 2015, Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit using gmail.com> wrote:

> The main issues is not to write the support, but to maintain it. The principle
> is develop what you use and stay away from others. I don't think anyone here
> would be willing to maintain Maxima.
>   Vitalie
>>> On Wed, Sep 30 2015 13:09, Sparapani, Rodney wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I would like to experiment with adding Maxima support to ESS. While
>>> Maxima has an Emacs mode, it is not getting a lot of development, and I
>>> think that ESS would offer a lot of features; then I could also use
>>> existing code for org-mode integration (current ob-maxima does not
>>> support sessions). Also, I use ESS for R and Julia, so it would make my
>>> life easier. I have the following questions:
>>> 1. Is there any a priori reason why this is a bad idea?
>> Interesting phrasing.  These kinds of questions come up from time to
>> time.  Here is my view of ESS.  It is made by statisticians for
>> statisticians.  We support the languages that they use.  Do you hear
>> their cry for Maxima support?
>>> 2. I thought I would just look at the other languages, copy its source
>>> file and modify accordingly. Which one would you recommend? R seems of
>>> course to be the most complete, but at the same time the most complex.
>> A couple of years ago, I was playing around with iESS
>> and SAS.  I just wanted to see what was the minimum needed to
>> make it work (on UNIX/Mac OS X/Linux of course).  Take a look at
>> the function ess-sas-interactive.  It is only 18 lines.  However,
>> it does leverage some of the ESS[SAS] functionality, but it might
>> give you an idea of what it takes to make iESS work.
>>> Best,
>>> Tamas
>>> PS.: I looked at the mailing list for prior work, but only found
>>> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/ess-help/2005-July/002733.html
>> Good find
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