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Maple seems to appeal to a broader range of people than any other maths software.
For mathematicians itís the unmatched strength of Maple algorithms, and for teachers itís Mapleís built-in functions for education.
There's the open source code, the free course materials and add-on packages, the easy-to-learn programming language, the built-in code generation tools, and the open partnerships between Maplesoft and mathematics research institutes.
But above all, what we all love about Maple is its friendly, more accessible nature.
Maple 9 adds a lot more features to this powerhouse product, but thanks to its easygoing nature, weíve found it easy to get working with them straight away.
At one end of the user spectrum, student packages for Linear Algebra, Calculus, and Precalculus will enhance Mapleís appeal to teachers (and students!).
And at the other extreme, for fundamental mathematics computation, there are new features such as GMP integer arithmetic, scientific error analysis, and better FFT algorithms.
Maple has always been able to translate to many languages, such as Java, Fortran, and C, and now with Maple 9 thereís code generation for MATLAB and Visual Basic too.
If you program in another language, new tools in Maple 9 can even help you design your own code generator for it.
You can also now make direct calls to Mapleís mathematical engine from external programs with an API called OpenMaple.