Maple: What it is for and resources for learning to use it.
Maple is a mathematical package that is quite intuitive and easy to use. On the plus side it is very good for calculus, graph theory, and 3D graphic rotations. It also allows easy in-line commenting, and as of Maple 13, an ability to work with and store tabular data. On the down side Maple requires one use strict syntax, and that you load external packages to perform many functions. Additionally, it undergoes big changes version to version so reverse compatibility is a problem.
At Bates, Maple is a staple of the math department. Contact Pallavi Jayawant or Eric Towne for more information. You may also seek help with Maple at the Math and Statistics workshop.
- Math 365 Labs – an intro to programming in Maple “Classic.” See http://abacus.bates.edu/~etowne/Math365DFall2007Labs.htm
- For Maple 13, see the first few tutorials in the Maple Portal (http://www.maplesoft.com/support/help/view.aspx?path=MaplePortal).