Category: Computer Algebra System

Last modified: Fr Mar 7, 2014

Problems or Questions?

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 Athena consultants will help Athena users asking Maple questions in OLC, and maintain a collection of stock answers to common questions.

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 software-distribution@mit.edu 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.

Three newsgroups which may be of interest are

*sci.math.symbolic*,*sci.math.num-analysis*, and*comp.soft-sys.math.maple*.

The following collection of pages is no longer actively maintained, but contains information which may still be useful: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
3partysw@mit.edu.

**Comments on this page**

Questions or comments
about this web page should be sent to 3partysw@mit.edu.