discussed version: 17
- Important: all folders that you plan to access from inside the Maple must contain no spaces or other special symbols.
- Uninstall unneeded versions.
- Run installer. If asked, choose no bat-file run.
- Activate by a purchase code or copy
license.dat to the program license folder.
- The program
maple.exe tries to take control over network connections – block it.
- Configure Tools/Options. The configuration file is here. Here are my favorite settings:
- General: disable updates and MapleCloud.
- Display: Maple Notation for Input display, hide equation labels.
- Interface: Open hyperlinks in New Tab, default format is Worksheet, disable Quick Help.
- Precision: Limit expression length to 50000.
- Install additional packages. See Applications section below.
- Create the initialization file (
maple.ini) and copy it to your root user folder.
Delete such file from the program Users folder, because that file has a preference.
Here is my maple.ini, which in particular defines special folders used by the described below packages:
- Create custom worksheet styles and use via Format/Manage Style Sets.
Here is my default style: styleset_default.mw.
- To run code without GUI see test.
Copy run.bat and all code files to a single folder and use this FileAssoc.
Below-described packages might be not fully compatible with versions later than Maple 17.
This icludes integration into Maple help system which was changed in later versions.
BasicTools package is required for all the applications listed here.
- BasicTools – miscellaneous routines lacking in standard Maple distribution
- SSH – supports SSH network protocol via PuTTY or similar client
- FiniteGroups – manipulation with finite groups
- PointGroups – in-depth manipulation with point groups
- LatticeTools – miscellaneous routines for working with lattices (currently under upgrade)
- MolMod – molecular and crystal modeling
- AstroTools – miscellaneous routines for an amateur astronomer
Poorly documented packages and modules:
- ALPS – provides interface to ALPS for extended Hubbard model
See also Maple Application Center.
Tips and tricks
- Maple bugs and problems.
- Don't use
add command with Matrices.
- For editing standalone Maple code use any text editors with syntax highlighting.
I use PSPad, see details here (I store Maple code in text files with the extension
- If you get error "Cannot find maple engine library maple.dll" add
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intel\Shared Libraries\redist\intel64\compiler to Windows
- Comparison of Maple 14 and Mathematica 7:
1) any difference is of personal favor only;
2) Maple has Fortran-like programming language while Mathematica offers sophisticated constructions;
3) Maple seems to be more reliable in numerical computations while Mathematica looks better in manipulations with symbolic expressions.
My programming style guide
- Commonly used keyword arguments:
printout::boolean – print information during command execution
printnot::boolean – do not print it
digits::posint – for printout
output::string – specify what to return as comma separated or single-character encoded string
noerror::boolean – do not raise error
overwrite::boolean – overwrite files without a notice