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Re: Emacs Mathematica mode

  • Subject: [mg3266] Re: Emacs Mathematica mode
  • From: ianc (Ian Collier)
  • Date: 21 Feb 1996 11:05:03 -0600
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In article <4g58q8$g5d at>, bump at leland.Stanford.EDU
(Daniel W Bump) wrote:

> There exists a ``mathematica mode'' for Gnu emacs. It was written by
> David Jacobson of Hewlett-Packard and the elisp file is called
> math.el.
> After quite a bit of searching I was able to find only older versions
> (dated May, 1991) of math.el. It works great under emacs 18, but not
> under emacs 19. So I was wondering if a more recent version exists. 
> Anyone know?
>                               Daniel Bump

The version on MathSource, Wolfram Research's electronic library
of Mathematica materials, is dated 1994 should work with versions
of Gnu Emacs through 19.23+.

Here is the MathSource description:

0202-093: Emacs Interface for Mathematica 

David Jacobson

Math-mode lets you run Mathematica under Gnu Emacs and provides 
a functionality somewhat similar to the notebook interface 
available on the Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, X and NeXT 
machines. The input is divided into cells. Typing ESC RET 
submits a cell to Mathematica similar to the way SHIFT RET 
submits the cell in the notebook front end. At this point, most 
similarity ends. There are commands to copy cells, delete 
cells, etc. This version of math.el is compatible with Gnu 
Emacs through Version 19.23+. 

       math.el (74 Kb) 

MathSource is accessible by email (mathsource at, 
by anonymous ftp/gopher ( and by 
World Wide Web (

I hope this helps.


Ian Collier
Wolfram Research, Inc.
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