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What is Maple?

Maple is a Computer Algebra system developed by Maplesoft which is provided for use on DICE systems.

Currently we carry only one version of Maple (see Licensed Software page for more details on licensed software):

  • A perpetually-licensed (but now deprecated) version 9. Maple 9 is available for unlimited use on DICE, though it is now very old and cannot be supported.
  • Maple 18, carrying just a few licences for the 2015 CA undergraduate course. Usage can be tracked on the usage page — [only within Informatics]. This version has now expired.

Using Maple

Maple 9 can be launched in terminal mode using the maple command, or graphically in "legacy mode" using the command maple9 -cw. On DICE SL7 machines we've managed to resurrect the "modern" graphical interface of Maple 9, accessible via the xmaple command.

Though we carry Maple 9 for compatibility reasons, we'd suggest you seek alternative, more modern tools. If you'd like to buy a licence for a newer version of Maple, though, please read our information on purchasing to discuss your options with support.

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