What's New in Maple 14?
The following is a summary of the major improvements in Maple 14. For an index of the updates, see the Index of New Maple 14 Features.
MapleCloud Enhanced MathematicsImprovements to Computation and EfficiencyExtended ConnectivityUser Interface ImprovementsPowerful Graphics
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Provides information sharing and content storage
For more information, see Graphical User Interface Updates.
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New functions for linearization and finding equilibrium points for control system design, plus additional linear systems tools, such as Nyquist plots.
New functionality in PDE solving to compute exact solutions to PDEs subject to boundary conditions and series solutions to PDE systems. Additional PDE tools include a unified solver that can also compute solutions independent of specified variables and another to compute symmetry-invariant equations.
A new numerical differential equations solver, the Cash-Karp pair, is available for solving non-stiff ODEs and DAEs.
New methods for solving 2nd order nonlinear ODEs that have no point symmetries and to solve ODE initial value problems formerly out of reach.
A new differential algebra package, running faster directly in C, for working with systems of polynomial differential equations.
More tools for root finding, solving Riccati equations, and polynomial solving
Other improvements in many areas of mathematics, including linear algebra, PSLQ over complex numbers, Groebner bases, and number theory.
For more information, see New and Enhanced Packages, Differential Equations, Efficiency, Numerics, and Symbolics.
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Performance improvements: improved speed and efficiency in solve, Int, Limit, etc.
Added GPU support for NVIDIA's CUDA technology
New algorithms in graph theory as well as faster implementations of matrix multiplication and polynomial arithmetic.
For more information, see Efficiency.
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Extended connectivity to MATLAB\302\256. The Maple Toolbox is now included as part of Maple. Enhanced integration with MATLAB\302\256 provides direct access to all the commands, variables, and functions of each product while working in either environment.
In addition, Maple supports the importing and exporting of Version 6 and Version 7 MATLAB\302\256 binary files.
Data import expansion: .xlsx support, improvements to the Data Import Assistant, and access to Excel import via Maplets.
Users of the NAG\302\256 library now have seamless access to the full functionality offered by the NAG C Library from within Maple. Formerly available as a separate toolbox, this functionality is now provided with Maple itself.
For more information, see Programming and Connectivity and Graphical User Interface Updates.
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Usability improvements: table captions, numbering, and cross-reference
Ten new task templates in Multivariate Calculus and Linear Algebra.
For more information, see Graphical User Interface Updates.
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Improved options for plotting in 2-D of functions with discontinuities.
The enhanced point probe tool lets you investigate 2-D plots with options to see the nearest point on the line, the nearest datum, or the current cursor location.
For more information, see Graphics Improvements.
See AlsoIndex of New Maple 14 Features