Easy Install on Windows (64bit OS environment)

Here, I will describe how to install Imaxima.el on Windows with Win64 compiled applications such as NTEmacs, MiKTeX, Ghostscript, and the Windows binary distribution of Maxima.

MiKTeX 2.9

MiKTeX 2.9 (pronounced mick-tech) is an up-to-date implementation of TeX and related programs for Windows (all current variants) on x86 systems. It's official web site is www.miktex.org. You may save the installer exe file anywhere (such as your desktop). Installation starts by double-clicking it. You need to install it in the default place for everyone on your local computer.

breqn, mathtools, l3kernel, and unicode-data packages

After the install of MiKTeX, you need to install latex packages called breqn, mathtools, l3kernel, and unicode-data manually.

Please use MiKTeX's Package Manager, included in the MiKTeX distribution and can be accessed from Windows' Start menu->MiKTeX 2.9 menu->Maintenance->Package Manager. Entering breqn in the name field of the GUI will list up this package. Then you can right click the name of the package and select "install" menu. This installation of breqn will take a few minutes, so be patient to be waited. The same procedure must be taken for mathtools, l3kernel, and unicode-data packages as well.

GPL Ghostscript 9.21

You can visit http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/ for Ghostscript. Download gs921w64.exe from the download page. 

You can double click the gs921w64.exe file to start the installation. You need to install it in the default place.

The latest Maxima for Windows

Next to install is the Maxima. You should move to http://sourceforge.net/projects/maxima/files/, which is the Sourceforge download page for the Maxima. You can choose the latest release (maxima-clisp-sbcl-5.39.0.exe ) for the download of Windows pre-compiled binary installer.

Double click the maxima-clisp-sbcl-5.39.0.exe file to start the installation. You need to install it in the default place.

NTEmacs 25

NTEmacs is nothing more or less than the standard GNU Emacs. The same source code can be compiled for Win64 environment, resulting the NTEmacs.

The very official precompiled release can be obained from http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/emacs/windows/. However, the distributed precompiled binary does NOT support image features, hence not good enough for imaxima.

Thanks to the https://sourceforge.net/projects/emacsbinw64/ project, you can obtain the precompiled binary installer for emacs on Windows, which is based on GNU Emacs 25.2. This binary installation package contains everything to support features of GNU Emacs. Please go to the web page and choose "emacs-w64-25.2-O2-with-modules.7z" for download. This is an archive file in the 7z format. You may need to install 7z decompresser.

Finally, you need the latest setup-imaxima-imath.el to set up imaxima. You can download it from here on Sourceforge. Place it anywhere you like.

Start ntemacs, visiting the file ~/.emacs, add the line
(load "the path to the setup-imaxima-imath.el file")

Next time you run ntemacs, you can do:
M-x imaxima

Then, you will see the initial screen of Maxima 5.39.0.

Windows 7 users

Windows 7 users may encounter errors when using the the setup-imaxima-imath.el that came with Maxima-5.26.0 or earlier. If that is the case, the error may be resolved by using the one downloaded from below.
Mar 14, 2012, 7:38 AM