What's New in Maple 10?

The following is a summary of the major improvements in Maple 10. For detailed information on a specific topic, click the corresponding Details link. For an index of the updates, see the Index of New Maple 10 Features.


Rich Technical Documents



Maple 10 lets you create sophisticated live documents that seamlessly integrate the mathematical results with derivations, explanations, plots, and other forms of technical knowledge. New features for document creation include:

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Sophisticated mathematical equation editor to create textbookquality equations, easily and interactively

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Over a thousand mathematical symbols

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Document blocks to write textbookstyle content with live calculations while hiding computational details

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Tables provide layout control

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Automatic equation labeling

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Plotting improvements include gridlines, axes properties, and glossiness of surfaces. Details...

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Embedded GUI components, including sliders, buttons, and entry fields



Easy To Use



Maple 10 offers the right tools to enter, solve, and explore your mathematics without complicated commands or programming.

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Document mode for commandfree problem solving

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Equation editor and palettes for entering your problem in standard mathematical notation

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Handwriting recognition palette for finding the correct symbol

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Extended context menus now have a larger set of computational routines, including unitsrelated operations for easy unit manipulation

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Task templates for fillintheblank problem solving of over 200 different tasks

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New interactive task assistants for importing and analyzing data

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Maplet Builder for pointandclick creation of Maplet applications



Rock Solid Numerics with World Class Symbolics



Maple 10 standardscompliant solvers embody tightly integrated, rocksolid numerics and worldclass symbolics, delivering the power, speed, and accuracy that modern applications demand.

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New Statistical capabilities: A collection of functions and interactive tools for mathematical statistics and data analysis. The Statistics package allows you to work efficiently with large datasets, and supports a wide range of common statistical tasks such as quantitative and graphical data analysis, symbolic manipulation of random variables, simulation, and curve fitting. Features include:


 Over 35 continuous and discrete probability distributions


 Interactive data analysis assistant to explore your data


 Statistical plots such as box plots, bar charts, histograms, probability plots and scatter plots


 Tools for fitting linear and nonlinear models to data points and performing regression analysis


 Statistical Process Control package with 11 different statistical control charts for process control variables and attributes


For details related to the Statistics package, see New Packages.

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Stateoftheart differential equation solvers: Maple 10 uses new sophisticated functions to represent solutions to many formerly unsolvable families of linear and nonlinear differential equations. Details...

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Enhanced Optimization package: Support for integer linear programming, choice of solver methods, automatic plotting of constraints and objective functions using the interactive Optimization assistant. Details...

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Compiled function option: Dramatic acceleration of numerical computations. Details...

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Numerous improvements and additions, including numerical differentiation, fractional and abstract order derivatives, polynomial ideals, and hardware computations using complex numbers



Education



When teaching students, training employees or training yourself, Maple 10 provides a variety of tools for mathematical education

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Student[VectorCalculus] package


 Routines for teaching and learning the calculus of functions from R^n to R^m


 Over 35 commands for performing computations, visualizations, and interactive problem solving


 Interactive tutors for exploring space curves and vector fields through plots and animations


 All computations in the package can be performed in 5 predefined coordinate systems


For details related to the Student[VectorCalculus] package, see New Packages.

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Maple T.A. automated testing and assessment tools


 Question authoring environment provides templates for creating common question types, such as fillintheblank, Maplegraded, and multiplechoice questions


 Questions can contain plots, hints, feedback, and algorithmicallygenerated variables


 Assignments are used inside Maple for student practice, printed, or exported to Maple T.A.


For details related to the Maple T.A. testing and assessment tools, see User Interface.

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Enhanced student tutors: Tutors from all subjects have the ability to control the appearance of the plots and increased control over animations.

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The Maple Graphing Calculator provides a traditional graphing calculator interface. Perfect for students who are more comfortable with a calculator environment.


 Getting Started Guide has completely new content


 User Manual has new content that replaces the Learning Guide


 Available online through the Maple Help menu


