Maple 17 offers advanced solving and application development capabilities

Includes over 400 new commands for mathematical, engineering and scientific problem-solving

Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada) has announced a major new release of its flagship product, Maple™, the technical computing software for engineers, mathematicians and scientists. With Maple 17 Maplesoft introduces more computation tools and a large collection of enhancements dedicated to supporting the creation of applications.

Maple 17, available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), offers numerous advances in a variety of branches of technical computation that push the frontiers of knowledge and Maple’s capabilities. New functionality includes ground-breaking achievements in solving a whole new class of differential equations, major advancements in solving systems of equations, new signal processing tools, expanded support for physics, statistics, dynamic systems and more.

Performance has also been enhanced with improvements to frequently called routines and algorithms as well as in the low-level infrastructure of memory management. One example is a new memory manager, which takes advantages of multiple processors to allow computations to run 10 per cent faster on average, with memory-intensive computations running up to 50 per cent faster. With these new abilities, customers can solve more problems, faster with Maple 17.

While the computation engine forms the heart of Maple’s technology, Maplesoft has always considered the entire user experience to be important; from the first explorations by a new user to the development of powerful applications by experienced customers. Maple 17 introduces further productivity advances with special emphasis on application development.

Highlights include:

  • A new advanced code editor to make algorithm development even easier for more complex applications
  • An Embedded Video Component for adding rich multimedia content to applications
  • Improved command completion while using maths notation
  • Improvements to 2-D and 3-D visualisations
  • New programming constructs to make it easier to write multi-threaded code for parallel execution.

“Many professional organisations rely on Maple to solve their challenging mathematics-based problems both directly and as part of the analysis environment of MapleSim™, our advanced system-level modelling tool,” says Dr Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. “With Maple 17 customers will have access to more solvers, an even more intuitive environment and tools to make it even easier to develop their own applications; from interactive calculators to multi-year research projects.”

“Maple is a crucial part of my toolchain,” says Dr Peter Waegli, a technology consultant and owner of Dr P Waegli-Research. “It is a very powerful and comprehensive mathematical engine, with a sophisticated user interface. The new version of Maple promises to build on the product’s solid history of strong computational power and analytical productivity. With new solvers, faster answers, a new signal processing package and an even more comfortable environment for quick calculations and large-scale code development, I’m confident Maple 17 will continue to amaze me.”

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft has over 20 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technology is the World’s most advanced symbolic computation engine which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modelling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A., a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.

About Adept Scientific plc

Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers and has offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at http://www.adeptscience.co.uk; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Maplesoft introduces The Möbius Project for creating, sharing and grading interactive maths apps

Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada) has announced a major new initiative to support teaching and learning. The Möbius Project makes it easy to create rich, interactive mathematical applications, share them with everyone and grade them to assess understanding.  

Using Maple, available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), instructors can easily create interactive mathematical applications that help their colleagues and students solve problems, visualise solutions and explore concepts. These applications are then shared with everyone through The Möbius Project, where they can be freely accessed for use in the classroom and for independent learning. These applications are also gradable by Maple T.A., the testing and assessment system from Maplesoft, giving instructors a whole new way to measure and deepen students’ understanding.

“As a long-time Maple user, I am very excited about The Möbius Project,” said Dr Douglas Meade, Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina. “Now I will be able to share the work I prepare in Maple with others and see the types of resources other Maple users will create and share through The Möbius Project. I hope that bringing Möbius content to the attention of my students will let them explore mathematics in ways they are extremely comfortable with – through online apps. I am also particularly excited about the possibilities of having gradable maths apps that can easily measure students’ understanding in a manner that isn’t possible now.”

“Instant access to online tools and information is arguably triggering the biggest paradigm shift in mathematics education since the calculator,” says Dr Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice President, R&D, Maplesoft. “More than ever before our customers are looking for new ways to explore concepts and assess understanding, not just perform calculations. The Möbius Project is designed to help educators thrive in this new world.”

The Möbius Project brings together many Maplesoft technologies to support every step of the experience. Maple is used as the authoring environment for the interactive applications and Maple T.A. grades them. Users can interact with the applications using a web browser. MapleNet provides the mathematical power behind The Möbius Project web site to perform the computations. Users can also run the applications directly on their own computer by using Maple or the free Maple Player.

The Möbius Project is now in a pilot phase and more information about the project and an application to join the pilot programme are available at: http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/products/mathsim.

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft™, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd. in Japan, has over 20 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technology is the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine, which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A.™, a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.

Maplesoft also introduced a fundamental shift in technical education through its Clickable Math™ and Clickable Engineering™ initiatives. The idea behind this shift is to create technology that will allow students and teachers to focus on the concepts, not the tool. These initiatives deliver powerful mathematics through visual, interactive point-and-click methods in Maple, while the intuitive physical modeling environment of MapleSim helps teachers to quickly demonstrate the connection between modeling concepts and the underlying mathematical theory.

Over 90% of advanced research institutions and universities worldwide, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy, have adopted Maplesoft solutions to enhance their education and research activities. In industry Maplesoft’s customers include Ford, Toyota, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Motorola, and DreamWorks, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, consumer products, and entertainment.

About Adept Scientific plc

Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers and has offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at http://www.adeptscience.co.uk; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Maplesoft adds consulting services to its portfolio

 

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) has long offered its own consultation resources to customers across their product range. In a move to enhance this offering, Adept is now able to formerly call upon Maplesoft’s (Waterloo, Canada) newly created professional consultancy services which will complement Adept’s expertise and provide a project implementation route for customers.

Maplesoft’s professional consulting services aims to strengthen its portfolio of offerings for system-level modelling and simulation with Maplesoft consultants available to help engineers reduce development time and risk, as well as create better products.

Maplesoft has extensive expertise in system-level modelling and simulation, covering a wide range of applications and industries. Maplesoft’s Modelica-based consulting services include model development and simulation services, analysis and tool development, real-time plant-model code generation and training. Maplesoft specialises in the modelling, simulation and optimisation of complex multidomain systems. Consultants will draw on the expertise gained from past and current consulting projects, which include the development of a specialised driveline component library, multiple projects with a leading automotive manufacturer to help them move to a model-based development process, the development of battery models for EV and HEV systems, vibration analysis of drivetrain models for marine drivelines and multiple projects involving the development of custom components and solutions in the areas of robotics, mechatronics, motion control, aerospace, power and energy.

The open, object-oriented, physical modelling language, Modelica, is at the core of most of Maplesoft’s development projects: Modelica-based tools have experienced wide-spread adoption over the past two decades. Maplesoft is committed to supporting the Modelica open standard and the development of a common pool of knowledge that can assist engineering organisations to efficiently develop innovative processes and products that will ultimately benefit everyone. Since Modelica components have been developed and validated by industry, engineers can have confidence that their models will provide an accurate representation of the system.

“For some time now, our customers have been telling us that they have gaps in their resources when it comes to implementing system-level modelling and simulation projects and this initiative is a direct response to that request,” said Paul Goossens, Vice President, Applications Engineering, Maplesoft. “We believe our Modelica-based expertise will help customers with the smooth implementation of modelling strategies, reduce risk of project slip or failure and maximise return on investment.”

Maplesoft uses the Modelica-based modelling tool MapleSim for most development projects, though they also offer expertise in other tools. The combination of Modelica’s system-level modelling language with the symbolic computational power of MapleSim enables a level of understanding, power and extensibility that is not possible with ‘black-box’ tools. Through its advanced automatic code-generation technologies, Maplesoft can help deploy models to the rest of the toolchain, including in-house tools, MATLAB® and Simulink®, optimisation tools, co-simulation platforms and real-time systems for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing.

The close working relationship between Adept Scientific and Maplesoft will continue to grow to give customers a complementary, all-round service.

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

 

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co Ltd in Japan, has over 20 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technology is the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modelling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A., a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.

About Adept Scientific plc

Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers and has offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

MapleNet 13

August 09: The latest release of MapleNet from Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada), the leading provider of high-performance software tools for mathematics, engineering and research, has been added to Adept Scientific’s (Letchworth, Herts) Maple product suite.

The latest version of MapleNet™, which enables the deployment of live technical knowledge and applications on the web, is an easy and convenient tool for sharing live calculations, interactive technical documents and mathematical services over the Internet.

MapleNet 13 makes it easy for programmers and non-programmers alike to provide rich mathematical content and sophisticated plots in interactive applications and web content. MapleNet also provides a standard web services application programming interface (API) making the computational power of Maple™ available everywhere you are connected – on a web site, desktop computer or mobile device.

Web content that requires use of static plots and mathematical expressions, such as those often found in technical reports or course notes can now be created easily by including a special hyperlink to MapleNet in the web page. No web programming knowledge or tools are required. MapleNet will automatically generate and display an image of the mathematical expression or plot in the web page.

MapleNet 13 uses the most powerful and extensive mathematical engine available to perform its computations. Maple 13, the newest release of the world-renowned technical computing software, includes enhancements to its mathematical and plotting abilities that provide additional power and increased performance to MapleNet users.

“MapleNet has always been a great tool for preserving and sharing technical knowledge; now it has an even greater role to play in an organisation,” said Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice President, Maplesoft. “It provides the perfect mechanism for using Maple’s power to generate web applications and then to rapidly exchange the technical knowledge in a way that can be used for analysis and problem solving. Companies now have a flexible and powerful system with significant gains in productivity and efficiency.”

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft™ is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things. Over the years, it has redefined the instruction of mathematics and created a total solution for modern academic institutions.

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Latest version of Maplesoft’s testing and assessment tool makes online assessment technology easier and more cost-effective

The latest version of Maple T.A. from MaplesoftTM (Waterloo, Canada) has been added to Adept Scientific’s (Letchworth, Herts) product range.

Maplesoft™, a leader in software products for technical education and research, has announced the release of the next version of its popular testing and assessment tool. With a spectrum of new features Maple T.A. 5.0, released globally, is expected to significantly enhance flexibility and performance of content management, as well as simplify system administration. Maple T.A. is an easy-to-use web-based system for creating tests and assignments, automatically assessing student responses and performance.

The new product includes a completely new question management model which provides increased flexibility when organising questions. This new model also provides greatly improved performance when loading and saving questions and an extremely simple process for sharing content with colleagues. This enables instructors to assemble assignments more quickly and reuse questions more effectively.

With Maple T.A. 5.0 connectivity to Blackboard software has been expanded to include support for Blackboard Vista/CE (formerly WebCT). Using the Blackboard Connector, Maple T.A. can be integrated into the institution’s course management system.

“Maple T.A. continues to live up to its tradition of making powerful online assessment technology easy and cost-effective,” said Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice President, Maplesoft. “The latest version continues to deliver on the promise of supporting meaningful testing anytime, anywhere.  Maplesoft’s leadership role in this market for 20 years means we can provide educational institutions the best online solution available for maths, science and engineering.”

Other new features in Maple T.A. include a new system administration interface that makes it easier to set up and monitor the system, access to the full computational power of Maple™ 13, the latest version of Maple, a new user guide for course instructors and an enhanced assignment editor.

For more information go to:  http://mapleta.adeptscience.co.uk

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft™ is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things. Over the years, it has redefined the instruction of mathematics and created a total solution for modern academic institutions.

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Enthusiastic and positive global adoption of MapleSim beats expectations

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) and Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada), the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics, have announced that, MapleSim™, it’s recently released modelling and simulation software, has received tremendous response from around the world. Close to 500 licences have been sold in the six months since its release in December 2008. After a successful pilot testing period MapleSim adoption has been swift and far-reaching.

“MapleSim saved me many hours of work because the model maps onto the topology of the physical system and the dynamic equations do not have to be developed by hand,” said Dr Richard Gran, president and CEO of The Mathematical Analysis Company, and an early user of MapleSim. “MapleSim converts a painstaking and laborious process into one that is simple and enjoyable.” Dr Gran used MapleSim to rapidly develop a model of an eight-room house to investigate a new home heating system controller.

Unlike traditional tools, MapleSim uses physical modelling techniques to create model diagrams that map directly to the physical systems. This new and revolutionary tool gives the industry significant savings in time and cost, because it’s powerful symbolic techniques create highly efficient models faster and with less effort.

MapleSim has received several accolades from engineers, researchers, instructors and the media. In a review of the product for IEEE Spectrum magazine, software reviewer Ken Foster writes, “MapleSim has a lot in common with MathWorks’ Simulink, but, interestingly, it works by finding the differential equations for a system, which Maple simplifies analytically before solving. This process is potentially faster and more accurate than Simulink’s purely numerical approach.” (“New Math”, IEEE Spectrum, vol. 46, no. 4 (April 2009), http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/new-math)

“MapleSim is beginning to bring about a shift in modelling and simulation practices,” said Jim Cooper, president and CEO of Maplesoft. “Engineers, researchers and instructors have excitedly told us they see MapleSim as a valuable tool in dramatically shortening product development cycles and gaining more insights to research and teaching. With its revolutionary approach and computationally superior techniques, MapleSim will continue to demonstrate the impact this one product can have on industry.”

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft™ is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things. Over the years, it has redefined the instruction of mathematics and created a total solution for modern academic institutions.

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

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