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Files can be downloaded from the Files section in the Sourceforge site. That section contains links to various different versions and releases of Maxima.

The section Recent Releases (on the right or at the bottom of this page) shows the most recent releases and clicking on a release number will show the Change Log for it.


Get the most recent version from the Maxima-Windows subsection, which will be a single file with a self-contained installer program.

Linux RPM

In Linux distributions based on RPM packages, enter the Maxima-Linux subsection and follow the link to the most recent version. The page will contain several RPM packages named as: name-version.i386.rpm, where the first part is the name of each package and the second part are the numbers that identify the version. The minimum set of packages that must be installed are maxima and maxima-exec-clisp. Since they both depend on each other, they should be installed with a single rpm command:

rpm -ivh maxima-x.y.z-n.i386.rpm maxima-exec-clisp-x.y.z-n.i386.rpm
Clisp and Gnuplot should be installed in your system.

You may also want to install maxima-xmaxima, which provides the Xmaxima graphical interface and a graphics program needed by some commands such as plotdf and ploteq.

The maxima-lang packages provide translations of the manual into various languages.


Get the most recent version from the Maxima-MacOS subsection, which will be a single package.


The download instructions and links can be found in the Maxima on Android page.

Source Code

In systems not included in the previous list or if you want to build a more recent Maxima version or with a different Lisp flavor, get the source code from the Maxima-source subsection. Unpack the file and follow the instructions given in file INSTALL, which can also be read on-line.


The most recent development version of the source code can be downloaded from the GIT repository. That page shows the git command that should be used to obtain a complete copy of the repository. After getting the code, follow the instructions in INSTALL.git.

Recent Releases

Click on a version number to see the list of main changes.

5.40.0: May, 30 2017

5.39.0: December, 12 2016

5.38.1: May 12, 2016