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; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

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