Maple 12 released
One of the many things that happened while I was away was the release of version 12 of the popular computer algebra system, Maple. I am not a Maple user myself so I cannot say very much about this new release but Maplesoft have released an extensive set of what’s new pages and a casual scan reveals a lot of interesting stuff.
I do have access to some network licenses for Maple and recently installed version 11 to try and get a taste of its abilities compared to products that I am more familiar with so I guess I will be getting access to version 12 eventually. The problem with this set-up is that it means that I can only access it from work and we are not exactly inundated with Maple queries here so it is rather low priority at the moment. Oh well, I am sure I will get around to it eventually.
If there are any Maple users out there who would like to tell me what their favorite new features are then please do so via the comments. I’d also like to hear from people who can tell me what Maple can do that Mathematica, Matlab, Mathcad etc can’t.