axiom - A general purpose computer algebra system


[-ht |-noht]
whether to use HyperDoc
[-gr |-nogr]
whether to use Graphics
[-clef |-noclef]
whether to use Clef
[-nag |-nonag]
whether to use NAG
[-iw |-noiw]
start in interpreter window
start an interpreter buffer in the original window.
don't use X Windows
[-go |-nogo]
whether to start system
[-ws wsname]
use named workspace
list workspaces only
show usage

By default, the command axiom would start the process

sman -ws /usr/lib/axiom/axiom-20120501/mnt/linux/bin/AXIOMsys


axiom is a fomerly proprietary, newly open-source, interactive computer algebra program. Opensource axiom now has support for both graphics and the hyperdoc help system. Please refer to these facilities for detailed usage instructions. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

A good but slightly out of date source of documentation can be found in the book Axiom: The Scientific Computation System, by Richard D. Jenks and Robert S. Sutor available through A pdf version of this book is now included in the axiom-doc package.


The personal Axiom initialization file, executed at startup


Rosetta.dvi (to compare Axiom syntax with other math packages)


This manual page was written by Camm Maguire <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

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