Maple 17 Offers Advanced Solving and Application Development Capabilities

Waterloo, Canada; Mar. 13, 2013: Maplesoft™ today announced a major new release of its flagship product, Maple™, the technical computing software for engineers, mathematicians, and scientists. With Maple 17, Maplesoft introduces more computation tools and a large collection of enhancements dedicated to supporting the creation of applications.
Maple 17 offers numerous advancements in a variety of branches of technical computation that push the frontiers of knowledge and Maple’s capabilities. New functionality includes ground-breaking achievements in solving a whole new class of differential equations, major advancements in solving systems of equations, new signal processing tools, expanded support for physics, statistics, dynamic systems, and more.


Performance has also been enhanced with improvements to frequently called routines and algorithms as well as in the low-level infrastructure of memory management. One example is a new memory manager, which takes advantages of multiple processors to allow computations to run 10% faster on average, with memory-intensive computations running up to 50% faster. With these new abilities, customers can solve more problems, faster, with Maple 17.


While the computation engine forms the heart of Maple’s technology, Maplesoft has always considered the entire user experience to be important, from the first explorations by a new user to the development of powerful applications by experienced customers. Maple 17 introduces further productivity advancements, with special emphasis on application development. Highlights include:


• A new advanced code editor to make algorithm development even easier for more complex applications
• An Embedded Video Component, for adding rich multimedia content to applications
• Improved command completion while using math notation
• Improvements to 2-D and 3-D visualizations
• New programming constructs to make it easier to write multi-threaded code for parallel execution

“Many professional organizations rely on Maple to solve their challenging mathematics-based problems, both directly and as part of the analysis environment of MapleSim™, our advanced system-level modeling tool,” says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. “With Maple 17, customers will have access to more solvers, and even more intuitive environment, and tools to make it even easier to develop their own applications, from interactive calculators to multi-year research projects."


“Maple is a crucial part of my toolchain”, says Dr. Peter Waegli, a technology consultant and owner of Dr. P Waegli-Research. “It is a very powerful and comprehensive mathematical engine, with a sophisticated user interface. The new version of Maple promises to build on the product’s solid history of strong computational power and analytical productivity. With new solvers, faster answers, a new signal processing package, and an even more comfortable environment for quick calculations and large-scale code development, I’m confident Maple 17 will continue to amaze me.”


Maple 17 is available in English, with built-in language extensions available for French, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Greek, Hungarian, and Brazilian Portuguese. A Japanese version of Maple 17 will be available in April.


About Maplesoft
Maplesoft™, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd. in Japan, is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.


Maplesoft’s core technologies include the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modeling techniques. Combined together, these technologies enable the creation of cutting-edge tools for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation.


Maplesoft’s products help to reduce errors, shorten design times, lower costs, and improve results. The Maplesoft product suite includes Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment, and MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems.


Engineers, scientists, and mathematicians use Maplesoft products to enable them to work better, faster, and smarter. Maplesoft’s customers include Ford, BMW, Bosch, Boeing, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Canon, Motorola, Microsoft Research, Bloomberg, and DreamWorks, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, energy, financial services, consumer products, and entertainment. With Toyota, Maplesoft founded the Plant Modeling Consortium to promote the development of new design techniques for automotive and related industries.


Visit www.maplesoft.com to learn more.


About Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd.
CYBERNET SYSTEMS in Japan provides world-class solutions and services in the CAE and IT areas. For more information, visit http://www.cybernet.co.jp/english/




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