Maplesoft announced a major new release of its flagship product, Maple, the mathematical software that makes it easy to analyze, explore, visualize, and solve math problems. Maple 2018 includes substantial improvements to how customers interact with it. The release includes an extensive collection of improvements in advanced mathematics, visualization, specialized application areas, and more, which will be useful to the mathematicians, educators, engineers, and scientists who rely on these particular features.
People use Maple to do many different things, so the value of the improvements in any new release varies for each user. The improvements to Maple 2018 include:
–An intelligent Context Panel, which brings together and enhances some of Maple’s Clickable Math tools, providing point-and-click access to a variety of mathematical operations.
–Significant enhancements to Maple’s code editor, which makes writing, debugging, and maintaining Maple code and Maple-based applications easy and fast.
–Deeper integration of units into the mathematics engine that simplifies units-based calculations.
–New options for protecting work from modification or viewing, so customers can share their work while remaining in control of their content.
Maple 2018 also includes improvements that deepen its capabilities, as well as features that broaden its applicability. Core mathematical enhancements were made in integration, ordinary and partial differential equations, simplification, graph theory, and more. New abilities include computational geometry, support for performing computations involving thermochemical properties of chemical species, generating practice sheets for students that are graded by Maple automatically, and interpolating unstructured data.