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2 Maple Language Elements

Before programming in Maple, it is important to learn the properties and roles of the basic elements of the Maple language. This chapter introduces some of the main concepts, which will be described in more detail later in this guide.

2.1 In This Chapter


Basic elements of the Maple language: the character set and tokens


Maple tokens: reserved words, operators, names, strings, and natural numbers; function types


Using special characters


Maple data types related to the tokens