Beautiful math, in Retina-vision

Some people find math beautiful. And the wonderful wxMaxima certainly helps to take some of the tedium out of it. But, aesthetics aside, seeing math in action in magazine print quality on a MacBook with Retina display at least makes it easier on the eyes.

Unfortunately, both wxMaxima and Sympy in the currently released versions fail to support Retina displays. Then again, fortunately it is relatively easy to add that support to both. Because both wxWidgets and QT (the user interface platforms that are used by Maxima and Sympy, respectively) do have Retina support, it’s quite trivial to adapt the code.

And that takes you from (note: following images need retina display to be appreciated, Sympy screenshot below)


Sympy with Latex and Matplotlib inlined at 220 dpi:


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