Ask passionate Maple users why they are so passionate, and you will hear a variety of reasons. Mathematicians will say they depend on the strength of Maple algorithms for their research. Teachers will say they love the math graphics and Maple’s built-in functions for education. But one reason seems to come up in every conversation we have with users — that Maple is just friendlier and more accessible than other mathematics software they have worked with. They cite the open source code, the free course materials and add-on packages, the easy-to-learn programming language, the built-in code generation tools, and the open partnerships between Maplesoft and mathematics research institutes. We worked hard to ensure that Maple 9 would continue to deserve this reputation. New features like MATLAB code generation, a new help system interface, Mac OS X platform support, and a Maplet interface to the ODE solvers ensure that Maple remains the most open and accessible math software system available. Student packages for Linear Algebra, Calculus, and Precalculus will further enhance the learning experience for teachers and students. And as with every new release of Maple, we continue to support researchers with innovation in fundamental mathematics computation. New features like GMP integer arithmetic, scientific error analysis, and better FFT algorithms will bolster those who take on the hardest computational tasks in the world.
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