How to Install Maxima shows how you can build Maxima with CLISP and also demonstrates how to make Maxima use geomview, rendering amazing graphics via MesaGL. Also, how to set Texemacs with it.
Maxima is a GPL'd Common Lisp mathematics application for computer based algebra (an implementation of MIT's Macsyma system). Until recently, it was maintained by William Schelter at http://www.ma.utexas.edu/maxima.html . He passed away in 2001 and since then a group of developers co-ordinated around http://maxima.sourceforge.net have been working on it.