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What's New in Maple 14?

The following is a summary of the major improvements in Maple 14. For an index of the updates, see the Index of New Maple 14 Features.

MapleCloud

 • Provides information sharing and content storage

Enhanced Mathematics

 • New functions for linearization and finding equilibrium points for control system design, plus additional linear systems tools, such as Nyquist plots.
 • New functionality in PDE solving to compute exact solutions to PDEs subject to boundary conditions and series solutions to PDE systems.  Additional PDE tools include a unified solver that can also compute solutions independent of specified variables and another to compute symmetry-invariant equations.
 • A new numerical differential equations solver, the Cash-Karp pair, is available for solving non-stiff ODEs and DAEs.
 • New methods for solving 2nd order nonlinear ODEs that have no point symmetries and to solve ODE initial value problems formerly out of reach.
 • A new differential algebra package, running faster directly in C, for working with systems of polynomial differential equations.
 • More tools for root finding, solving Riccati equations, and polynomial solving
 • Other improvements in many areas of mathematics, including linear algebra, PSLQ over complex numbers, Groebner bases, and number theory.
 • For more information, see New and Enhanced Packages, Differential Equations, Efficiency, Numerics, and Symbolics.

Improvements to Computation and Efficiency

 • Performance improvements: improved speed and efficiency in solve, Int, Limit, etc.
 • Added GPU support for NVIDIA's CUDA technology
 • New algorithms in graph theory as well as faster implementations of matrix multiplication and polynomial arithmetic.

Extended Connectivity

 • Extended connectivity to MATLAB®.  The Maple Toolbox is now included as part of Maple.  Enhanced integration with MATLAB® provides direct access to all the commands, variables, and functions of each product while working in either environment.
 • In addition, Maple supports the importing and exporting of Version 6 and Version 7 MATLAB® binary files.
 • Data import expansion: .xlsx support, improvements to the Data Import Assistant, and access to Excel import via Maplets.
 • Users of the NAG® library now have seamless access to the full functionality offered by the NAG C Library from within Maple.  Formerly available as a separate toolbox, this functionality is now provided with Maple itself.

User Interface Improvements

 • Usability improvements: table captions, numbering, and cross-reference
 • Ten new task templates in Multivariate Calculus and Linear Algebra.

Powerful Graphics

 • Improved options for plotting in 2-D of functions with discontinuities.
 • The enhanced point probe tool lets you investigate 2-D plots with options to see the nearest point on the line, the nearest datum, or the current cursor location.