Overview of Basic Features
Maple worksheets are files that solve mathematical problems from the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Calculations and accompanying documentation can be stored in the same worksheet. Worksheets are both interactive and reusable. They can be used to replace calculators, spreadsheet application programs, and programs in languages such as FORTRAN. Specifically, in worksheets you can:
perform computations
manipulate mathematical expressions
describe the problem-solving process
When you use Maple to perform computations or manipulate expressions, Maple displays the corresponding results, which you can use for subsequent processing. The request you send Maple is called Maple input, and the result is called Maple output. Together, Maple input and output comprise an execution group, which is the fundamental element of the worksheet.
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Document Processing
Mathematical Problem Solving
Plots and Animation
Worksheet Management
Worksheet Shortcut Keys
Reference Material
Document Sharing through the MapleCloud
Help System
Note: Maple provides users with two worksheet interfaces. The help pages generally provide information for the Standard Worksheet interface.