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MapleSoft says: “Maple is the ultimate productivity tool for solving mathematical problems and creating interactive technical applications. Intuitive and easy to use, it delivers the most advanced, complete, reliable mathematical capabilities that can only come from a market-leading tool that has been developed and tested over 25 years. Maple allows you to create rich, executable technical documents that provide both the answer and the thinking behind the analysis. Maple documents seamlessly combine numeric and symbolic calculations, explorations, mathematical notation, documentation, buttons and sliders, graphics, and animations that can be shared and reused by your colleagues.”

Maple is available on the math department's Linux systems by typing


for a command-line version, or


for a GUI interface. On newer Linux systems, there's also a menu item that will start the Maple GUI application.

The default version of Maple as of 2012 August 20 is Maple 16.

Mudd only has one license for Maple; we use the license server run by CIS, so we have access to the same features on our systems that are available with Maple in the CIS labs.