A new version of Maplesoft’s Maple mathematical software is now available. The 2020 updates are said to provide a more powerful math engine, improved tooling for interactive problem solving, and application development.
Highlights include new algorithms and solving techniques in differential equations, calculus, abstract algebra, integral transforms, graph theory, physics and other areas of math, including science and engineering.
Other new features include enhanced programming tools to help program users find and fix problems in their own code, and improved signal processing abilities for the exploration of signals of all types, which include data, image and audio processing.
Shareability has also been updated with an improved output for printing capabilities, and options to export to PDF and LaTeX, making content much easier to share outside of the program.
Karishma Punwani, director of product management at Maplesoft, commented, “Maple is used by all sorts of different people, from students taking their first steps in algebra and calculus, to teachers delivering engaging, effective lectures, researchers developing their own algorithms or solving cutting edge problems, engineers designing new technologies, and scientists learning more about how our world works.
“That’s why Maple 2020 includes a huge range of improvements across the entire product, to support all those users. Whether you are using Maple for mathematical exploration, as a programming tool, to learn or teach mathematical concepts, to visualize behavior, to develop interactive applications, or write technical documents, Maple 2020 offers more mathematical power and improved tools to support you in your work.”
With thousands of customers using the brand’s software for the first time, a range of improvements have been implemented to help new users be more productive. These include ‘getting started’ resources, new warning to avoid common mistakes, and an updated message system to help diagnose and recover from errors more efficiently.