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Maple is a general-purpose commercial computer algebra system designed for engineers, mathematicians, and scientists.

It is a very powerful system that you can use to solve mathematical problems of any complexity. The software also allows the users to create professional quality documents, presentations, and custom interactive computational tools in the Maple environment.

This software is very mature. Development started on Maple back in 1980, by the Symbolic Computation Group at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Maple's engine can be accessed by a full-featured graphical user interface, a basic worksheet environment, a command-line interface, from Maple applications, and Maplesoft's graphical calculator. Maple incorporates a dynamically typed imperative-style programming language.

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Waterloo Maple Inc


System Requirements
Pentium III 650 MHz or higher
512MB RAM (Recommended)
1GB Hard disk

Documentation, FAQs, MaplePortal, Blog, Books

Selected Reviews:
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Features include:

Smart Document Environment

  • Math Equation Editor - express complicated mathematical problems easily using standard mathematical notation
  • Palettes - enter mathematical expressions in your calculations and explanatory text, apply unit information to a quantity, create matrices, and include buttons, dials, and sliders in your document
  • Plot Annotations and Customizations
  • Visualization - creates high quality 2D and 3D plots with fly-through animations
  • Task Templates - fill-in-the-blank problem solving for over 300 tasks
  • Create slideshows
  • Handwritten Symbol Recognition
  • Exploration Assistant - create interactive mini-applications
  • Interactive Assistants
  • Embedded Components: Buttons, Sliders, Dials, and More
  • Context-Sensitive Menus
  • Symbolic and Numeric Math - high-performance numeric computations with world-leading symbolic capabilities
  • Comprehensive Mathematics - Maple offers an in-depth coverage of a vast range of mathematical topics
  • Tolerances - perform precision computations with quantities involving tolerances
  • Linear Algebra - construct, solve, program and query topics
  • Equation Solving - symbolic methods, numeric methods, as well as hybrid symbolic and numeric algorithms
  • Units and Dimensions - assign units to input variables, and Maple gives the correct unit to the result
  • CAD Connectivity - analysis capabilities to CAD systems
  • Database Connectivity - allows engineers and scientists to quickly develop and deploy powerful applications
  • MATLAB Connectivity - connectivity options for MATLAB
  • Code Generation - deploy your solutions to other programming languages

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