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Maple Resources

Your work with Maple is supported by many resources.

Tour and Maple Portal

Tutors, Assistants, Task Templates, and Maple Calculator

Online Help and Examples

Palettes and Context Menus

Web Resources

Tour and Maple Portal

Description

Tour

The Maple Tour consists of sample applications as well as interactive sessions on the following topics:

 • Ten Minute Tour - Overview
 • Numeric and Symbolic Computations
 • Visualization
 • Matrix Computations
 • Differential Equations
 • Education and Assessment
 • Control Systems Design
 • Units and Tolerances
 • Maplets and MapleNet
 • Smart Documents
 • Special Functions
 • Optimization
 • Statistics
 • Programming, Code Generation, and OpenMaple

 • From the Help menu, select Take a Tour of Maple.

or

 • For quick access, click here.

Maple Portal

The Maple Portal acts as a starting place for any Maple user. The Maple Portal includes tutorials on topics such as Plotting and Data Manipulation. From there, navigate to pages with more information for Engineers, Students, and Math Educators.

 • From the Help menu, select Maple Help.
 • Under the Table of Contents tab, select Maple Portal.

or,

 • For quick access, click here.

Tutors, Assistants, Task Templates, and Maple Calculator

Description

Tutors

Over 40 interactive tutors help beginner users gain insight and understanding of topics in precalculus, calculus, multivariate calculus, vector calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and numerical analysis courses. Some tutors help you work through a problem step-by-step.

 • From the Tools menu, select Tutors, and then one of the topic submenus.

Assistants

Assistants help you accomplish many tasks, such as solving ODEs and ODE systems, creating plots and matrices, supporting curve fitting, and performing unit conversions.

 • From the Tools menu, select Assistants, and then one of the topic submenus.

Task Templates

Task templates show you the steps required to solve a problem. Each task is a collection of Maple worksheet content, such as 2-D math, commands, and plots that you can insert into your worksheet.

 • From the Tools menu, select Tasks, and then Browse.

Maple Calculator

The Maple calculator is available for use as part of your Maple Installation. It is a convenient calculator interface using Maple technology (Microsoft Windows only).

 • From the Start menu, select Maple, and then Maple Calculator.

Online Help and Examples

Description

Help Pages

An online help system is available to help you find information about a specific topic, command, package, or feature.

Use one of the following methods.

 • From the Help menu, select Maple Help.
 • Click the Help icon:
 • From the search box on the toolbar located next to the Help icon.

 • In the worksheet, enter ?topicname. For example, type ?LinearAlgebra and press Enter.

Applications and Example Worksheets

Embedded, executable worksheets covering topics that demonstrate syntax or invoke Maplet applications make complex problems easy to solve and visualize. Copy and modify the examples as needed.

Topics covered include: Algebra, Applications (Finance, Scientific Constants, Scientific Error Analysis), Calculus, Connectivity (Code Generation, External Calling), Differential Equations, Discrete Mathematics, General Numerics, General Symbolics, Geometry, Integration, Integral Transforms, Language and System, and Mathematical Visualizations.

Use one of the following methods.

 • From the Help menu, select Maple Help.
 • Under the Table of Contents tab, select Applications and Example Worksheets.
 • In the worksheet, enter ?worksheet/help/appsexamples.
 • For quick access, click here.

Palettes and Context Menus

Description

Palettes

A palette is a collection of buttons representing items such as predefined symbols, expressions, operators, and Matrices. By clicking the buttons on the palettes, you can build or edit mathematical expressions without having to remember basic Maple command syntax.

The Maple worksheet environment provides access to over 20 palettes.

By default, palettes are displayed when you launch Maple.

To view palettes:

 • From the View menu, select Palettes.
 • Select Expand Docks.
 • Right-click the palette dock. From the context-menu, select Show All Palettes.
 • Alternatively, from the main menu, select View>Palettes>Arrange Palettes to display specific palettes.

Context Menus

Maple dynamically generates a context-sensitive menu when you right-click (for Macintosh, Control-click) an object or expression. The actions available on the context-sensitive menu depend on the properties of the object or expression.

For example, you can manipulate and graph expressions, enhance plots, and format text.

 Web Resources Technical Support (Online)   Click here to find the Maple web site resource for FAQs, downloads and service packs, a form to request technical support, and technical support telephone numbers. Maple Application Center   Click here to find the Maple web site resource for free applications related to mathematics, education, science, engineering, computer science, statistics and data analysis, finance, communications, and graphics. Many applications are available in translation (French, Spanish, and German). Maple Primes   Click here to go to the web community dedicated to sharing experiences, techniques, and opinions about Maple and related products, as well as general interest topics in math and computing. Alternately, go to http://www.maplesoft.com. In the menu of the main web page, click Resources, and then under Community click MaplePrimes. Solutions for Engineering Professionals   Click here to find the Maple web site of solutions for engineers.  For other applied areas, such as operations research, financial analysis, physics, or high-performance computing, go to http://www.maplesoft.com.  In the menu of the main web page, click Solutions, and then under Applied Research select the desired area. Solutions for STEM Education   Click here to find the Maple web site for STEM education from high school through two-year college and university. Teacher Resource Center   Click here to find the Maple web site of training videos, white papers, course material, and tips for teachers. Student Help Center   Click here to find the Maple web site of Maple tutorials and graphics, help with classes and student FAQs, instructor pages, applications by students, the newest release of Maple, and Maple books.

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