There is an interactive introductory tutorial
Maple is a Computer Algebra System from Maplesoft. It was originally developed by members of the University of Waterloo's Symbolic Computation Group (SCG). Ongoing research and development is now a combined effort between SCG, WMS, and several research organizations including the Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics (CECM) in Burnaby, Canada and the Institute für Wissenschaftliches Rechnen, ETH-Zentrum, in Zürich, Switzerland.
Maple 17.02 is the current default (i.e., this is the version obtained by typing: add maple; maple.java)
Maple 18 is available and can be launched by typing:
add maple; maple.java -ver 18.0
Maple is an officially supported software package for the MIT Athena Computing Environment. By "officially supported" we mean:
We try to provide current versions of Maple on all Athena platforms.
The Educational Technology Consultants will assist faculty members and TAs who are trying to use Maple for instructional purposes
Members of the MIT community who wish to use Maple on non-Athena machines, or Athena users who need to run Maple while disconnected from the network may obtain Maple under MIT's academic contract (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information if you are unable to follow these links). Note that there may have been minor upgrades released by WMS after the software was packaged; for patches and updates, see Maplesoft's web page on patches.
A comprehensive list of Maple publications is available from http://www.maplesoft.com/books/index.aspx
The Maple Application Center (maintained by Maplesoft) includes an online tutorial, tour, and user-contributed applications.
The Maple Advisor Database is a project of the Symbolic Computation Group of the University of British Columbia; it provides advice on how to use and program Maple, answers to common questions, explanations of common error messages and work-arounds for some bugs.
The following collection of pages is no longer actively maintained, but contains information which may still be useful:
overviews, hints, and examples for using some of the packages in Maple, primarily designed to assist relatively experienced Maple users;
some how-to ideas for integrating several issues in order to solve specific Maple-related problems;
a compilation of materials and commentaries about teaching with Maple;
Help with Maple
If you are affiliated with MIT, contact Athena Consulting (on Athena, type "olc"). Otherwise, see the other resources above or contact the vendor for help.
Sending bug reports
Athena users should report problems via the "sendbug" command.
Software at MIT
Questions or suggestions about availability of software on Athena should be sent to email@example.com.
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