Maple 17 pushes the envelope


Maple 17 at work

Maplesoft™ has updated 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 offers numerous advances in a variety of branches of technical computation that push the frontiers of knowledge and Maple’s capabilities, Maplesoft says.

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 percent faster on average, with memory-intensive computations running up to 50 percent faster.

Maple 17 introduces further productivity advancements, with special emphasis on application development. Highlights include a new advanced code editor to make algorithm development even easier for more complex applications and an embedded video component, for adding rich multimedia content to applications.

In addition there is improved command completion while using math notation, improvements to 2-D and 3-D visualizations and new programming constructs to make it easier to write multi-threaded code for parallel execution.