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Maplesoft rolls out major update to education software
Thu, 3rd Mar 2016
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In 2016, Maplesoft is focused on bringing new capabilities to educators and researchers, enabling them to solve problems with greater ease.

This week, the company has announced a major new release of its flagship product, Maple - the mathematical software that enables users to analyse, explore, visualise and solve math problems.

Maple 2016 includes enhancements through the entire product and solves more mathematical problems from differential equations, statistics, graph theory, and many other mathematical domains, according to the company.

It also provides new Clickable Math options for performing operations at the click of a button, as well as other usability enhancements throughout the product.

Some of the new tasks that can be performed with Maple 2016 include:

Organising projects and Maple applications using the new Maple Workbook, so all related documents and data files are kept together and dependencies are automatically maintained when sharing

Taking advantage of flexible and intuitive data frames to organise and analyse real-world data

Performing calculations with thermophysical properties of pure fluids, humid air and mixtures, generating customised psychrometric charts, and more

Using Clickable Math to perform new operations, from writing fractions as repeating decimals, to computing cross products and dot products, or even converting Maple code to the Julia programming language

Searching through more than 900 exact solutions to Einstein's field equations for metrics with particular properties, and using these solution metrics and automatically derived related information in your general relatively computations

Helping students explore concepts such as the Sieve of Eratosthenes, tessellations, and the area of a circle, using new interactive Math Apps.

In addition, Maple 2016 provides significant enhancements in the area of application development, including expanded functionality in the one-step application building tool, Explore, and new programme analysis tools that analyse code to detect barriers to safe parallelisation and help resolve them.

“Maple is the ideal tool for anyone who touches math, and this version comes with enhancements for interactive problem solving, concept exploration, and application development,” says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Maplesoft executive vice-president and chief scientist.

“With the power and flexibility of the new features, Maple users can enlighten their students, become more productive in their research, and meet their goals faster,” he says.