Maplesoft announced a major new release of its flagship product, Maple, the mathematical software that makes it extremely easy to analyze, explore, visualize, and solve math problems. Maple 2018 includes substantial improvements to how customers interact with Maple, providing significant benefits to all users no matter what they use Maple for. The release also includes an extensive collection of improvements in advanced mathematics, visualization, specialized application areas, and more, which will be extremely useful to the mathematicians, educators, engineers, and scientists who rely on these particular features.
People use Maple to do many different things, so naturally the value of the improvements in any new release varies for each user. However, Maple 2018 is not a release to skip over, for any customer. Maple 2018 contains a large number of substantial enhancements to how users interact with Maple, which means all customers will see immediate benefits from this release. These improvements include:
An intelligent Context Panel, which brings together and enhances some of Maple’s most powerful Clickable Math tools, providing point-and-click access to a wide variety of mathematical operations and other Maple tools.
Significant enhancements to Maple’s code editor, which makes writing, debugging, and maintaining Maple code and Maple-based applications easier and faster than before.
Deeper integration of units into the mathematics engine that significantly 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 a wide variety of improvements that deepen its capabilities, as well as new 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.
“While every release of Maple includes a host of improvements across many different areas of the product, people use Maple for very different tasks, and not every change will be equally important to every user. But Maple 2018 is not a release to skip over,” says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. “With improvements to so many of the ways our users interact with Maple, no matter what they use Maple for, our customers will find that Maple 2018 makes the work they are doing in Maple much easier.”