Lanika announces today a major new release of Maplesoft’s flagship product, Maple™, the technical computing software for mathematicians, engineers, and scientists. With Maple 16, Maplesoft introduces new tools and techniques in its Clickable Math collection, setting new standards for ease of use in mathematical software and providing new, innovative ways to explore mathematics.
In Maple 16, Drag-to-Solve™ and Smart Popups join palettes, interactive assistants, context-sensitive menus, tutors, and other Clickable Math tools that provide a point-and-click interface for solving, visualizing, and exploring mathematical problems. With Drag-to-Solve, users can solve equations step-by-step, simply by dragging individual terms. They can also explore expressions to deepen their understanding of the problem and determine next steps in the solution. Smart Popups instantly show mathematical identities, plots, factorizations, and more for the highlighted expression, helping the user choose the next operation to perform.
The interface is only one of the many areas of Maple that were enhanced in Maple 16. Substantial improvements were made across the entire product, in mathematical algorithms, visualization, programming language, engineering tools, documentation, education features, authoring tools, and more. Highlights include:
• Important enhancements to visualization, including a smart plot view that automatically focuses on points of interest.
• Significantly faster performance on both core Maple operations and calculations using multiple cores and multi-threading.
• World-leading algorithms in differential equations and computational physics that are beyond the reach of any other software system.
• Over 100 new Math Apps to provide insight into concepts from math, statistics, physics, and finance.
• New statistical algorithms and visualizations.
• New functionality to support programming and application development.
“The new Clickable Math tools in Maple 16 represent a significant leap forward in the evolution of Maple,” says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. “This release sets a new standard in math software usability, offering users everything from incredibly intuitive point-and-click tools to a highly-sophisticated programming language, so they can effectively take advantage of over 5000 mathematical functions in Maple 16.”
Dr. Amir Khajepour, Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, and Executive Director, WatCAR (Waterloo Center for Automotive Research), is a long time advocate of Maple. He is excited about the improvements in Maple 16. “I use Maple in many different ways, from developing components of bigger projects that perform difficult, large-scale calculations, to interactive explorations, visualizations, and report writing. With significant advances in its math engine, performance, interface, programming, and other areas, Maple 16 has a lot to offer me in all my activities.”
Maple 16 is available in English, with language pack extensions available for French, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Greek, Hungarian, and Brazilian Portuguese. A Japanese version of Maple 16 will be available shortly.
About Lanika Solutions
Lanika (lanikasolutions.com) is provider of technical computing software & high-end hardware tools for engineers and scientists in industry, government and education. The Company partners with reputed principals developing industry leading solutions that help a wide base of clients throughout the Indian sub-continent solve the toughest engineering problems.
Lanika Solutions partners with reputed principals developing industry leading solutions. Currently, Lanika Solutions is partnered with Maplesoft, Reactive Systems, Lyrtech, Visualization Sciences Group (VSG), Breault Research Organization (BRO), ExpertControl, Sigma Technology and DCG/ Powersys Solutions.
Lanika Solutions product offerings and support reflects the philosophy that given great tools, clients can simplify development, increase productivity, and dramatically reduce time to market. Company’s suites of technical products help clients to quickly solve practical problems within the framework of the premier products and services provided.
The Company’s offerings have been selected as the leading products available to scientists and engineers in their respective application areas. The Company will continue to expand its offerings through organic growth in related technology/market segments as other premium solutions become available.
Maplesoft™ (maplesoft.com), a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd. in Japan, has over 20 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.
Maplesoft’s core technology is the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine, which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A.™, a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.
Maplesoft also introduced a fundamental shift in technical education through its Clickable Math™ and Clickable Engineering™ initiatives. The idea behind this shift is to create technology that will allow students and teachers to focus on the concepts, not the tool. These initiatives deliver powerful mathematics through visual, interactive point-and-click methods in Maple, while the intuitive physical modeling environment of MapleSim helps teachers to quickly demonstrate the connection between modeling concepts and the underlying mathematical theory.
Over 90% of advanced research institutions and universities worldwide, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy, have adopted Maplesoft solutions to enhance their education and research activities. In industry Maplesoft’s customers include Ford, Toyota, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Motorola, and DreamWorks, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, consumer products, and entertainment.