#### Description

*Taken from the Learning Guide for Maple v9*:

Maple is a *Symbolic Computation System* or *Computer Algebra System*. Maple manipulates information in a symbolic or algebraic manner. You can obtain exact analytical solutions to many mathematical problems, including integrals, systems of equations, differential equations, and problems in linear algebra. Maple contains a large set of graphics routines for visualizing complicated mathematical information, numerical algorithms for providing estimates and solving problems where exact solutions do not exist, and a complete and comprehensive programming language for developing custom functions and applications.

#### Availability and Setup

Maple is available on the SCC cluster, including the Linux Virtual Lab.

To run Maple, simply type `maple`

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#### Using Maple

The basic syntax is to enter a command such as **2 + 3** followed by a **;** (semicolon) and hit Enter such as:

`> 2+3;`

The command to exit Maple is `quit;`

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#### Additional Help/Documentation

For more information on Maple, visit Maplesoft’s website. More specifically, the primary manuals, the **Maple Users Guide** and the **Maple Getting Started Guide** are available here (accessing these online documents requires free registration on the Maplesoft website).

There is also a Quick Start PDF Training Guide and/or video Training Course available from the publisher.