Maxima Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Maxima is a computer algebra system written in Lisp with an emphasis on symbolic computation. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Maxima from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Maxima Silently

Maxima 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Maxima 32-bit Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
    • maxima-clisp-sbcl-x.x.x-win32.exe /S /D=C:\Program Files\Maxima
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Maxima entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Maxima 32-bit
Vendor:Maxima Team
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:maxima-clisp-sbcl-x.x.x-win32.exe /S /D=C:\Program Files\Maxima
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Maxima\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:http://maxima.sourceforge.net/download.html

Maxima 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Maxima 64-bit Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
    • maxima-clisp-sbcl-x.x.x-win64.exe /S /D=C:\Program Files\Maxima
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Maxima entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

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Software Title:Maxima 64-bit
Vendor:Maxima Team
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:maxima-clisp-sbcl-x.x.x-win64.exe /S /D=C:\Program Files\Maxima
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Maxima\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:http://maxima.sourceforge.net/download.html

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Exclude VTK Advanced Toolkit During Maxima Install

Maxima 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) Excluding VTK

maxima-clisp-sbcl-x.x.x-win32.exe /S /no_vtk /D=C:\Program Files\Maxima

Maxima 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) Excluding VTK

maxima-clisp-sbcl-x.x.x-win64.exe /S /no_vtk /D=C:\Program Files\Maxima

Exclude Gnuplot During Maxima Install

Maxima 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) Excluding Gnuplot

maxima-clisp-sbcl-x.x.x-win32.exe /S /no_gnuplot /D=C:\Program Files\Maxima

Maxima 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) Excluding Gnuplot

maxima-clisp-sbcl-x.x.x-win64.exe /S /no_gnuplot /D=C:\Program Files\Maxima

Exclude wxMaxima During Maxima Install

Maxima 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) Excluding wxMaxima

maxima-clisp-sbcl-x.x.x-win32.exe /S /no_wxmaxima /D=C:\Program Files\Maxima

Maxima 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) Excluding wxMaxima

maxima-clisp-sbcl-x.x.x-win64.exe /S /no_wxmaxima /D=C:\Program Files\Maxima

How to Uninstall Maxima Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Maxima Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Maxima\Uninstall.exe" /S

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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