Platform Specific Issues
In general, worksheets created using any version of Maple can be read by the same version or a newer version of Maple on all platforms. There are some exceptions described below. For more information, see the Worksheet Compatibility Issues help page.
To export a worksheet to a PDF, use the Save as PDF option in the File > Print dialog. This functionality is not available on the File > Export As menu. For more information, see the Export as Portable Document Format (PDF) help page.
The About Maple menu item is on the Maple menu, which is located at the left end of the menu bar, and not on the Help menu as in other operating systems.
The Export to RTF feature is not available. For more information, see the Export Worksheets help page.
The macOS specific kernel option, freebundle can be set to a Boolean value. Due to a bug in macOS, the memory allocated when an external library is loaded is not freed when that library is unloaded. Many Maple library functions utilize external libraries. These libraries are unloaded on a restart. Therefore, if you use functions that utilize external libraries in conjunction with restart, you may notice that the Maple memory usage increases. If the freebundle option is set to true, Maple releases this memory when the libraries are unloaded. However, setting this option to true may cause Maple to become unstable at exit. Instabilities include segmentation faults and the kernel, mserver, staying active after Maple has exited.
The Preferences menu is located on the Maple menu, and not on the Tools > Options menu as in other operating systems.
The following package and commands are not available on machines with Apple Silicon CPUs when running native binaries:
In order to use these commands start the Intel x86-64 version of Maple:
From the Finder, select Applications/Maple 2023 and select Maple 2023 (Intel x86-64)
Worksheet Compatibility Issues
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