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Unix: Maple release 10.0 (maple, xmaple) is installed in Kellogg's Unix server, skew5.

MS Windows and MacOS: The most recent version of Maple for Windows and MacOS is available in () for $49 per year. Version 8 is still available for a free download from Northwestern's site license allows installation in individual workstations ().


Maple is a mathematical problem-solving and visualization system. Its principal strength is its symbolic problem solving algorithms. Maple can solve problems involving formal mathematical definitions and return answers as mathematical objects.

Vendor information

Waterloo Maple, Inc.
57 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2L6C2
Phone: (519) 747-2373
Fax: (519) 747-5824


Running Maple

Maple can run both in graphic (X-Windows) and ASCII mode. To run Maple using its graphical interface, type "xmaple" at the Unix prompt; the Windows version of Maple will open. To run Maple in ASCII mode, type "maple" at the Unix prompt. You will see the Maple prompt (">"), at which you can type Maple commands. To end a Maple ASCII session, type "quit".

Examples and solutions

See the Mapple Applications Center and the links below.

Maple and Scientific WorkPlace: Due to licensing issues, Scientific WorkPlace 3.5 can use the kernel of Maple version 5.1, not version 6.x. Users interested in installing Maple version 5.1 in their machines may do so from Northwestern's Academic Technologies web site. In the Maple download page , scroll down to the "The Windows Maple 6 Installation" section. The last link provided in that section, "Addendum" will give access to the Maple V version 5.1 installation files. If you are installing Maple V 5.1 in a Windows 2000 workstation, rename or remove a file called "opengl32.dll" located in "Program Files\Maple V Release 5.1\BIN.WNT". Otherwise, the Maple graphical interface will not accept keyboard input (Maple F.A.Q.), but the Maple kernel still works.

Manuals available at Research Computing

  • Maple Handbook (Maple V, release 4, 1996)

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