Maple

Introduction

Maple is math software that combines the world's most powerful math engine with an interface that makes it extremely easy to analyze, explore, visualize, and solve mathematical problems. With Maple, you aren't forced to choose between mathematical power and usability, making it the ideal tool for both education and research.

More information on Maple can be found here.

Capabilities, Benefits, and Key Features

  • Solve math problems that you could never do by hand
  • Solve problems from virtually any branch of mathematics or field that relies on mathematics, such as calculus, algebra, differential equations, statistics, control design, linear algebra, physics, optimization, group theory, differential geometry, signal processing, special functions, number theory, financial modeling, etc.
  • Gain insight into your problem, solution, data, or concept using a huge variety of customizable 2-D and 3-D plots and animations
  • Keep problems, solutions, visualizations, and explanations all together in a single, easy-to-follow document, so you don't have to waste time reconstructing your thought processes
  • Develop complex solutions using a sophisticated programming language designed for mathematics, so your code is shorter, easier to write, easier to debug, and easier to maintain
  • Create interactive applications for yourself, your students, or your colleagues

Limitations / Technology Requirements

Maple can be installed on Mac, Linux, or Windows. For a complete list of system requirements, check https://www.maplesoft.com/products/system_requirements.aspx.

What can I expect?

  • Support Tier: Tier 2 - Sponsor Support: If students were to contact IT Help, they refer the user to an individual sponsor, typically an instructor of a given course. The sponsor would work directly with the vendor on any unresolved issues.

  • Acquisition Model: Direct Download: Software is downloaded to a local computer and installed to run from that specific device.

  • Licensing Model: User license server: Miami or the Vendor hosts a license server that the application uses to check-in and validate that you still have permission to use the application. The license server typically has one or more administrators that review and ensure the licenses have been deployed according to the terms and conditions of use.

  • Authentication Model: Independent Registration: The user is required to create an account individually with the application vendor.

Who may use it?

Faculty and staff may install Maple using Software Center on their a Windows work computer (owned by Miami University). Students may use in it on lab comptuers owned and operated by the university.

How do I get started?

Windows Computers

  1. Click Start, then begin typing "Software Center" to search for the Software Center application. Select Software Center from the search results (Note: If Software Center is missing from your work computer, request it using the green button on the right.)
  2. Ensure that the Available Software tab is selected.
  3. Select a software title and then click the Install button.
  4. Watch the Status column to view the software's installation status. Larger software packages may take a while to install.

Is there a charge to me or my department?

Maple is licensed for use on any Miami-owned windows computer.

 

Details

Service ID: 9376
Created
Thu 6/25/15 9:45 AM
Modified
Wed 7/21/21 3:31 PM