Maplesoft releases Maple 18

Maplesoft announces the release of Maple 18, an updated version of its technical computing software that now includes more specialized tools for engineering analysis.

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Maplesoft has announced a major new release of its flagship product, Maple, the technical computing software for engineers, mathematicians, and scientists. With Maple 18, Maplesoft introduces more specialized tools for engineering analysis and even more flexible technical application development tools to aid the creation and deployment of solutions throughout the organization.

New functionality includes support for time series analysis, with built-in support for modeling and analysis, pattern finding, forecasting, and visualization of data that varies over time. Significant improvements have also been made for signal processing, control systems design, and physics. Once the analysis is done, engineers frequently use Maple to construct interactive calculators that provide answers to specific problems, and Maple 18 offers a suite of improvements to make the development of these applications faster and more flexible.  These improvements include more options to control the appearance and behavior of interactive components, a significantly more flexible tool for one-step application creation, and extensive enhancements to visualization. Other significant features in this release include improved performance for many common computations and new connectivity options.

“Maple provides engineers with the ability to develop a concept from its initial inspiration to a fully functional, end-user friendly application deployed through the organization,” says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. “Maple 18 supports this process every step of the way, with a wider range of analysis tools to develop ideas, more options for visualizing results, new ways to connect with an even wider range of products in your toolchain, and more flexible tools for creating end-user solutions quickly.”

Maple 18 is part of a broader release of Maplesoft’s entire engineering product suite, including Maple add-ons and a new version of MapleSim, the advanced system-level modeling and simulation tool based on Maple’s mathematical engine. MapleSim 6.4 and all its toolboxes and connectivity add-ons have been updated to take advantage of the enhancements of Maple 18’s mathematical engine. Other improvements include more powerful tools for creating custom components, performance enhancements, a significantly expanded MapleSim Control Design Toolbox, and enhancements to the model generators for Simulink and FMI.

Maple and MapleSim form an important part of Maplesoft’s Engineering Solutions, which provide expertise and tools to support the modeling, simulation, and optimization of complex multidomain systems.  

Maple 18 is available in English, with built-in language extensions available for several languages, including French, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Greek, and Brazilian Portuguese. A Japanese version of Maple 18 will be available in April.