|Welcome to the
July 2006 Issue of the Maple Reporter!
We aim to keep you up-to-date on the latest news from Maplesoft,
with articles highlighting new products, innovative application
areas, tips and techniques, events and much more.
This month’s issue features news about the new Maple™ Toolbox for
combining the best in symbolic and numeric computation to develop mathematical
solutions and perform in-depth analysis of the results. Also, check out this
month’s Tips & Techniques as well as the latest MapleCast Episodes,
We hope you find this month’s issue an enjoyable and informative read.
We have many more exciting developments in the works at Maplesoft and we look
forward to sharing them with you in the future.
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|News & Announcements
Launches the Maple™ Toolbox for MATLAB® Combining
the best in symbolic and numeric computation to develop
mathematical solutions and perform in-depth analysis
of the results. With this toolbox, Maplesoft offers a technical
computing solution that is tightly integrated with MATLAB, providing
direct access to all the commands, variables, and functions of
each product while working in either environment.
The Maple Toolbox for MATLAB consists of two components, Maple
10 – the most powerful and intuitive tool for solving complex
mathematical problems and creating rich, executable technical documents
- and the Maple-MATLAB Connector. The Maple-MATLAB Connector is
an add-on to Maple 10 that provides a two-way link between Maple
and MATLAB, enabling users to define variables in either environment
and use them in the other.
document interface, with intuitive 2-D equation editor
for typeset-quality mathematical presentation.
||Up to 50 times faster than the Extended
Symbolic Math Toolbox
||Access to full Maple. Additional features
• Enhanced graphics
• Code generation to 5 languages: C, FORTRAN,
Visual Basic, Java and MATLAB
||Access to over 50 interactive assistants
and tutors to aid rapid development of solutions
||Fully compatible with all MATLAB applications
that use the Symbolic Math Toolbox (Standard and Extended) – no
beta version of the Maple-MATLAB Connector is
currently available at: http://www.maplesoft.com/products/MapleMATLAB
Documentation Center Maplesoft
product manuals are now available for free download from
the new Documentation Center. Manuals include; Maple, Maple
T.A., and MapleNet User Manuals, Maple 10 Quick Reference
Cards, Maple Introductory and Advanced Programming Guides,
last month we’ve
released two more MapleCast episodes.
2006 - Episode 4: Science of the Better
In this episode Tom talks with Dr.
Janos Pinter about
how to optimize decisions under resource constraints,
the early days of computing, and his thoughts about studying
in a communist country. He joins us via telephone from
Halifax, Nova Scotia. Eithne Murray stops by again to
discuss the fascinating world of programming in Maple;
and we have also information about using the new Intel-based
Mac port of Maple and a new e-book on understanding and
computing derivative securities.
2006 - Episode 5: Building a Better Mousetrap
Tom Lee sits down with Dr.
John McPhee, the inventor
of DynaFlexPro, in his office at the University of Waterloo
to discuss dynamic models of physical systems, difficulties
one might encounter when commercializing a product, and
his work on modeling the piano hammer action. Paul Goossens
joins us via telephone from the American Control Conference
to talk about DynaFlexPro and
other engineering products; and we bring you an interesting
selection of news and
summer courses today!
The success of the Adoption Program has been overwhelming!
Many faculty and students have been participating in the program
for over two years and there are no signs of registrations slowing
We are continuously aiming to make the transition
to using Maple 10 in your courses more simple. Maplesoft provides
a wide variety of online training resources including free
downloadable videos and materials. Both you and your students
can get familiar with the Maple 10’s environment using
Get started and register your summer courses
today! Complete program information and electronic registration
be found at www.maplesoft.com/adoption
Product Tips and
Conference 2006 Poster Now Available
PDFs of the official conference poster. Two versions
are available: large 11x17, standard 8.5x11, and standard
A4. Post and pass on to your colleagues!
If you are publishing a
paper or writing a book related to Maple, we can help you!
Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Primes Community Site Update
online user community is filled with people who are
developing interesting and informative resources.
They all use the site as a great way to share their
work with people around the world. As an example,
Chapman shares a paper on his
vision for the
future of mathematical research. In another example,
Riel has shared a tool that can be used to explore
the structure of the Maple MWS worksheet format.
Come and share your work on MaplePrimes,
visit the site today.
Calculus with Maple - A PREP Workshop
July 24-28, 2006
Online Workshop from Saint Louis University, St. Louis,
Click here for details.
Distance Learning Conference 2006
Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
August 2-4, 2006
here for details.
Mathematical Association of America (MAA) - Mathfest
August 10-12, 2006
here for details.
See our Events
page for other upcoming shows.
monthly web seminars provide an excellent opportunity for
you to learn about interesting applications, new techniques,
and upcoming products. Hosted live by senior Maplesoft product
experts, these 1 hour interactive sessions offer the opportunity
to ask questions and interact with the presenter. Whether
you are a seasoned Maple user, or someone looking to find
out what Maple is all about, this seminar series will offer
an opportunity to learn something new and interesting.
|The Maple Application
Center has received the following new applications over the
Maplesoft in the Press
Maplesoft continues to receive much
press. Recently there has been coverage in BusinessWeek
Online, and Design News. There were also numerous publications
that covered the story about Maple support for the Intel-based
Mac platform including Macworld, MacMinute, The MacObserver
and Applelinks. There was a piece about BlockBuilder for
Simulink in Scientific Computing and our feature article
is a review of the Global Optimization Toolbox in Scientific
Computing, June 2006
Global Optimization with Maple
- An add-on toolkit for the experienced
By Dr. John Wass
“ With the advent of tools such as the Global Optimization Toolbox (GOT),
life got a lot simpler not only on the purely computational end, but also for
by the end user.”
Upon entering several simple trigonometric functions, GOT correctly computed
the global (not local) extremum and, as an option, displayed the results on the
plot. This can be accomplished easily with the command line or the Global Optimization
Assistant. This Assistant is a very useful dialog box that permits easy entry
of objective functions as well as constraints and bounds.”
Excerpt taken from, "Global Optimization with Maple – An add-on toolkit
for the experienced scientist”, Scientific Computing, June 2006.
Online, June 2006
Be Your Own Rocket Scientist
Maplesoft's "hardcore math"
Waterloo (Ont.)-based Maplesoft sells a software application, Maple 10 that highly
sophisticated funds and financial institutions might employ in making their investment
choices. Also used by engineering and design outfits, the program is a way to
inject "hard-core mathematical operations" such as differentiation,
optimization, factorization, or sensitivity analysis into a firm's investing
models, says Chief Executive Jim Cooper.”
Excerpt taken from, “Be Your Own Rocket Scientist”,
Online, June 8, 2006.
News, June 2006
Math Software’s Arch Enemy: The Number 2 Pencil
“When Maplesoft President Jim Cooper reviewed the results of a recent
survey his company conducted to find out what calculation tools engineers use,
he was floored. “We found out that our biggest competition isn’t
a rival software company, it’s the old classic: pencil and paper. To a
great extent engineers today are doing math calculations the same way I did them
20 years ago—looking up constants in printed reference materials and doing
hand calculations. We didn’t expect that,” the former aerospace engineer
Excerpt taken from, “Math Software’s Arch Enemy: The Number 2 Pencil”,
Design News, June 2006
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