3Ms for Instruction, Part 2: Maple, Mathematica, and Matlab
By Norman Chonacky and David Winch
"Maple, in contrast (to Mathematica and Matlab), favors mathematical convention. In its notation and vocabulary, it leverages the user’s familiarity with mathematical convention rather than trying to reshape it. This manifests itself in a dominant personality trait – simplification."
Excerpts taken from "3Ms for Instruction, Part 2: Maple, Mathematica, and MATLAB" , Computing in Science & Engineering, August 2005.
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