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   Maplesoft aims to promote innovation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in high school students by partnering with various organizations, and sponsoring initiatives in education, research and innovation. Every year, Maplesoft commits time, funds and people to enhance the quality of math-based learning and discovery and to encourage high school students to strengthen their math skills.

   One such organization we partner with is The Perimeter Institute, a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics.  Maplesoft currently serves as its Educational Outreach Champion, supporting various initiatives that promote math learning and exploration. Perhaps the most popular of its student outreach program is the annual International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP), a two-week camp that brings together 40 exceptional students from high schools across the globe.  Each year students receive a complimentary copy of Maple, and use the product to practice and strengthen their math skills.  The ISSYP program also uses Möbius, the comprehensive online STEM courseware platform from Maplesoft, to offer preparatory course materials to students.  Completing lessons in Möbius aid in making the summer program a more productive and dynamic experience for the students.


International Summer School for Young Scientists at Perimeter Institute


   Who Wants to Be a Mathematician is a competition organized by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for high school students in North America. Maplesoft has been a sponsor of the contest for many years.  Maple T.A., the testing and assessment tool by Maplesoft, is used to administer the tests online, saving significant time and money for the organizers. When Maplesoft first introduced Maple T.A. to the contest, taking the competition from pen-and-paper tests to online tests, the number of contestants doubled, with about 2000 students participating in the contest. Maplesoft also donates prizes to the games in order to promote the use and love of math by high school students.  This year will be first time the competition moves international. Six students in the UK took the Round 2 qualifying test, with the use of Maple T.A., and qualified for the live, on-stage finals of the UK edition of the competition that took place at the 2017 Maths Fest in London. Maplesoft is also supporting the spread of the WWTBAM contest to Canada in 2017.

Who Wants to be a Mathematician finals

Maplesoft also sponsors two outreach initiatives in Texas A&M University.  The Summer Educational Enrichment (SEE) Math Program is a summer workshop attended by gifted middle school students. Students spend two weeks exploring ideas such as algebra, geometry, graph theory, and topology.  The University also conducts the Integral Bee every year, a math based contest for high school students.

In addition to the above key projects, throughout the year Maplesoft also sponsors and is associated with a number of other competitions, conferences, and educational initiatives. A few of these are listed below.

  • The Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair is a yearly, statewide science and engineering fair open to all 7th through 12th grade students.  An important objective of their program is to attract young people to careers in science and engineering while developing skills essential to critical thinking.
  • FIRST Robotics Competition is a high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students and mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots that weigh up to 120 pounds.


FIRSTRobotics Competition

  • ScienceExpo Conference is a student-run event that engages students with STEM-related opportunities and workshops
  • SWATposium is an annual robotics conference that brings together nearly 40 First Robotic Competition teams from both Canada and the United States for a day of guest speakers, workshops and social activities.



  • FIRST LEGO League gives elementary and middle school students and their adult coaches the opportunity to work and create together to solve a common problem.


FIRST LEGO League at St. Luke's School in Waterloo

   Maplesoft’s objective of these sponsorships is to support those who inspire and channel young minds to be STEM focussed. By engaging them in exciting contests and programs the hope is that they build science, engineering, and technology skills at a young age and grow to be innovators and technology leaders of tomorrow.

The Joint Mathematics Meetings are taking place this week (January 4 – 7) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. This will be the 100th annual winter meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the 123nd annual meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Maplesoft will be exhibiting at booth #118 as well as in the networking area. Please stop by our booth or the networking area to chat with me and other members of the Maplesoft team, as well as to pick up some free Maplesoft swag or win some prizes.

There are also several interesting Maple-related talks and events happening this week:


Teaching Cryptology to Increase Interest in Mathematics for Students Majoring in Non-Technical Disciplines and High School Students

Wednesday, January 4, 0820, L401 & L402, Lobby Level, Marriott Marquis

Neil Sigmon, Radford University


Enigma: A Combinatorial Analysis and Maple Simulator

Wednesday, January 4, 0900, L401 & L402, Lobby Level, Marriott Marquis

Rick Klima, Appalachian State University


MYMathApps Calculus - Building on Maplets for Calculus

Thursday, January 5, 0800, Courtland, Conference Level, Hyatt Regency

Philip B. Yasskin, Texas A&M University 
Douglas B. Meade, University of South Carolina 
Andrew Crenwelge, Texas A&M University


Maple Software Technology as a Stimulant Tool for Dynamic Interactive Calculus Teaching and Learning

Thursday, January 5, 1000, Courtland, Conference Level, Hyatt Regency

Lina Wu, Borough of Manhattan Community College-The City University of New York 


Collaborative Research: Maplets for Calculus

Thursday, January 5, 1400, Marquis Ballroom, Marquis Level, Marriott Marquis

Philip Yasskin, Texas A&M University 
Douglas Meade, U of South Carolina


Digital Graphic Calculus Art Design in Maple Software

Thursday, January 5, 1420, International 7, International Level, Marriott Marquis

Lina Wu, Borough of Manhattan Community College-The City University of New York 


Maplesoft will also be hosting a catered reception and brief presentation on Teaching STEM Online: Challenges and Solutions, Thursday January 5th, from 6:00pm – 7:30pm, at the Hyatt Regency, Hanover AB, on the exhibitor level. Please RSVP at or at Maplesoft booth #118.


If you are attending the Joint Math meetings this week and plan on presenting anything on Maple, please feel free to let me know and I'll update this list accordingly.

See you in Atlanta!


Maple Product Manager

Last week Michael Pisapia, Maplesoft European VP, attended the opening reception of Mathematics: The Winton Gallery at the Science Museum in London. Ahead of being open to the public on 8th December, contributors and donors were invited to take a look behind the scenes of the new gallery, which explores how mathematicians, their tools and ideas have helped to shape the modern world over the last four hundred years.

The gallery is a spectacular space, designed by the world-renowned Zaha Hadid Architects, housing over a hundred artefacts of mathematical origin or significance. It is divided up into disciplines ranging from navigation to risk assessment, and gambling to architecture. Inspired by the Handley Page aircraft, the largest object on display, and suspended as the centrepiece, the gallery is laid out using principles of mathematics and physics. It follows the lines of airflow around it in a stunning display of imagined aerodynamics, brought to life using light and sculpture. You can learn more about its design in this video.

Guests at the reception enjoyed a specially commissioned piece of music from the Royal College of Music titled ‘Gugnunc’, named after the aircraft and inspired by the rhythms of Morse code and mathematical and mechanical processes, and performed at the centre of the gallery.

Of course any exhibit celebrating all things maths is of great interest to us here at Maplesoft, but this one especially so, since Mathematics: The Winton Gallery showcases the earliest available version of Maple.

A copy of Maple V, from 1997, sits in ‘The Power of Computers’ section of the Winton Gallery, in an exhibit which tells the story of the significant role played by mathematical software in improving the quality of mathematics education and research. Other objects in the section include a Calculating Machine from the Scientific Service circa 1939, a PDP-8 minicomputer from the 1960s, and part of Charles Babbage’s mid-19th century analytical engine, intended as a high-powered mathematical calculator.

As many of you will remember, Maple V was a major milestone in the history of Maple, providing unparalleled interactivity, powerful symbolics and creative visualization in mathematical computation and modeling. For a walk down memory lane, check out Maple V: The Future of Mathematics (ca. 1994) on YouTube.

Seeing this copy of Maple finally in place in the exhibit marks the end of a long journey – and not just in the miles it travelled to arrive at the museum from its home in Canada. When we were first approached by the Science Museum for a donation of Maple, we launched a hunt to find not just the right copy of Maple with its box and manuals, but also artefacts that showcased the origin and history of Maple. It was a journey down memory lane for the inventors of Maple as well as the first few employees as they dug out old correspondences, photos, posters and other memorabilia that could be showcased. Today they can be proud of their contribution to this display at the Science Museum. 

Although the case of historic software packages is visually less impressive than many of the other items in the gallery, it certainly attracted plenty of attention as guests made their way in for the first time. 

For fans of Maple V - and there are many - it’s reassuring that the Science Museum are now entrusted with preserving not only the iconic packaging, but with telling the story of Maple’s history and marking its place in the evolution of mathematics and technology.

To learn more about Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, its highlights and architecture, visit

To see the timeline of Maple’s evolution over the years, visit:

Hello All,

(I also sent this fact to Maplesoft Support).

Since I updayed to 2016.1 the F1 key does bring a menu witch send to..F5 only.

No way to have a "full" Help Menu.(See the attached file)

I guess a silly bug jumped in :)

Kind regards,




I have posted long time ago a patch for Shadebetween and you have transformed it into a hot fix:

In the last Maple 2015 update, the problem was not fixed.

Just curious: is it fixed in Maple 2016? Because I feel that the Maplesoft team is not "impressed" by such patches.

Edit. This was a comment related to acer's patch for NLPSolve, but it was transformed (I don't know why) into a separate question.

I was looking for help on polynomial division using Maple via google. But I am having hard time deciphering this web page on quo command. Is this syntax supposed to work on some Maple version?



I also do not understand how the polynomial and the divisor are "entered" without it being assigned to variables like this. I thought it was the browser, but  I tried both Chrome and Firefox and they both show the same page.

Is the above using some new Maple product? I am using Maple 2015 on windows and I get an errors trying to type the above on my Maple worksheet.


Hello all ,

Having read a recent post about comparing Maple and Mathematica I'd like to throw my 2 cents (FWIW).

It is *silly* (not to say stupid) to compare these two softwares.

Maple can do "things" that Mathematica can't. For examples Differential Geometry, Lie Algrebra, covariant derivative and the like.

And Mathematica Manipulate command is far better than Maple Explore (just another exemple).

I have being using Maple since Release V.2 (1992) and Mathematica since Release 1.1.a (1991).

I use both of them on a daily basis and I *LOVE* them both.

Inputs are welcome :-)

Kind regards to all,



On this week I asked Maplesoft Customer Service for help. Here is our correspondence
(Only the purchase code and e-mail addresses are censored. PS. Also the last name of Kari was deleted by Bryon Thur on 28.08.2015.).
I think this is of interest for many Maple users. I have got some experience contacting
with Kaspersky Antivirus (They helped me by the use of indices of my comp.) and ABBYYLingvo
(They helped to install an ABBYYLingvo vocabulary on my phone.) so I can compare and
make conclusions.

Sent: August-15-15 4:44 AM
To: Maplesoft Customer Service
Subject: Customer Service Request: (Web) Installation questions

After upgrading my Windows 7 HB 32-bit to Windows 10 I cannot uninstall my Maple 16 PE.
 It cannot be uninstalled by neither Start/Parameters/System/Applications nor
Uninstall in C/ProgramFiles/Maple 16.
The Uninstall option is not seen in Maple 16 as application.
Also the overinstallation of Maple 16 does not work.
Waiting for your feedback.
Markiyan Hirnyk

Dear Markiyan Hirnyk,

Thank you for contacting Maplesoft.

Maple 16 is not officially supported on Windows 10 but I have added an activation to your
existing Maple 16 Personal Edition purchase code: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to see if reactivating
your license fixes the issue.  If reactivating doesn't give you access to Maple 16, please
send me the exact wording of any error messages that you receive so that I can send
 the information to our Technical Support Team so that they can investigate further.

Kind regards,

Customer Service
Hello Kari,
Unfortunately, neither the  reactivation of my Maple 16 PE by XXXXXXXXXX nor its uninstallation
do not succeed for me. See the error communications in the attached screens (both in one file) screens_1_2.docx.
It should be noticed that Maple V Release 4 works on Windows 10 of my comp without any problems.
Markiyan Hirnyk

Hi Markiyan Hirnyk,

Thanks for your response.
I am forwarding your information to our Technical Support Team.
A representative will contact you soon.
Kind regards, Kari
Maplesoft Customer Service
Hello Markiyan,

This error is usually caused by a Windows permissions setting. To fix this, please do the following:

1. Ensure that all Maple programs are completely closed.
2. Click on your Start Menu and go to the 'Programs' > 'Maple 16' > 'Tools' folder.
3. Right click the 'Activate Maple' icon and choose 'Run as administrator'.
4. Activate Maple using your purchase code and this should fix your issue.

Please let me know if you continue to experience any troubles.


Technical Support Analyst
Hello Chris,
Following your directions, I have just reactivated Maple 16, but my problem is not solved.
To shed light on the situation, my Maple 16.02 works properly,
but I cannot uninstall it after upgrading to Windows 10 Home 32bit.
See the screens in the attached file screen.docx .
Markiyan Hirnyk
Hello Markiyan,
If you are seeing error messages about Maple still being open,
 I would suggest you try to restart your PC and then attempt the uninstall again to ensure
that you do not have any lingering Maple programs running. Please let me know
if you still see this message after restarting.


Technical Support Analyst
Hello Chris,
This does not help too. My guess is execution failure when Maple 16 was installing.
Because of that reason the Maple 16 installer did not create Maple uninstaller in my Maple 16.
 See the attached screen of the uninstall folder in C:/ Program Files/ screen_3.docx.
Markiyan Hirnyk
If you think that you have a corrupted installation, I recommend that you reinstall Maple
using the new Maple 16.02 installer link provided below.
 This version of the installer was created to get around the Windows 8 installation issues and
 may be of help to you in Windows 10 as well, though again please be aware that
 we do not officially support Windows 10 yet.
Here are the steps to reinstall Maple:
1. Click on the Start Menu > Control Panel > Programs and Features ( or Add/Remove Programs).
 Find ‘Maple 16’ in the list and uninstall it. If this is not possible, move on to the next step and continue.
2. Restart your computer.
3. Click on the Start Menu > Computer > Local Disk C: > Program Files.
If there is a folder here called ‘Maple 16’, please delete it.
4. Download the installer for Maple 16 from the following link:
5. Make sure to download the correct version for your operating system, i.e. Windows version and 32 or 64-bit.
6. Install Maple by right clicking the installation file and choosing ‘Run as administrator’.
I hope that this helps to resolve the issues that you’re having and if it does not,
contact us and we can further investigate for you.

Technical Support Analyst
 Hi Chris,
My problem with Maple 16 is solved. I completely uninstalled it by Uninstall Tool 3.4, not using brute force. After that I installed Maple 16 by the distributive suggested by you. That's all right.
Markiyan Hirnyk
Alright, that is good to hear. Please let us know if you run into any further issues with your installation.
Technical Support Analyst

Just wonder if there is a way to have not think I'm in Germany. On my computer, iPad, and iPhone the website reverts to German language. My locale is west coast US. And I often search the website to learn more about using Maple. 

It's not a big issue, but if there is a way to have it remember English, I'd like to know.


Cheers, all !


For those who have the Clickable Calculus Study Guide for Maple 18, please note that we have released an update to this ebook, which provides corrections and improvements to the text and examples. 

This update is available through the automatic updates system (Tools>Check for Updates) and from the download section of our website.


Hi gang!
Upon upgrading to a stable mac OSX Yosemite, I've been experiencing a noticeably slower Maple 18. The Maple machine itself is quick during calculus operations, though the interface bugs me after the upgrade.

It seems as if the program constantly has to load any open palettes. So for an example, if I run with the 'expression' and 'calculus'-palettes open - which I do constantly - it seems as if Maple has to load every single icon, piece by piece. This loading occurs randomly, but often it happens several times every minute. The loading causes a 3-4 sec lag, which is incredibly annoying. Closing the paletts does not affect this random loading. I run with the recent Java-upgrade specifically for Yosemite.

Before upgrading, I ran Maple 18 on 10.9 Mavericks and everything worked ran like a dream. The program was incredebly fast and responsive. Furthermore, I run Maple on a late 2014 fully specced MBP, so hardware shouldn't be an issue either.

My Maple is installed with an authorized academic license.


Anyone able to give some inputs to what might seem to cause the issue here?

Thanks a bunch! :-)


Best regards,

Claus Iversen


This question is directed at Maplesoft employees. I am not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, but I don't know where else to ask.

I use my desktop machine at home and my tablet at university, so would like to have Maple installed on both machines. Currenly I have Maple installed on the tablet. The tablet is for portability, but at home, Maple is easier to use on the desktop due to the bigger screen and keyboard.

I can't afford to pay for 2 licenses, and I am not sure that many students can. Can Maplesoft change the licensing model to include a second license for $50? I bought Maple 18 for $132, and would be happy to pay $50 for a second license. This way, Maplesoft can make more money, and the student can use Maple in better ways.


EDIT: I also bought the Mathematics Survival Kit, mainly because it featured prominantly in the Maple webstore, and integrates with Maple. Information about the MSK were sparse, and so I was really buying blind, based solely on my good image of Maple. I found the MSK to be terrible, and because of it's association with Maple, tarnished Maple's image for me. 

I recommend Maple to people, but I also warn them about buying add-ons, based on my experience with the MSK, which is truly terrible.

One of my post graduate students chose the theme "Discrete Wavelet analysis of medical signals with Maple" for her thesis. I test, is it possible to support such reearch be Maplesoft &  what may be the form of such support, if it is possible?

Did Maplesoft make a statistics about questions on MaplePrimes?

There must be some commands frequently meet problems.

I listed 10 commands or packages need to be enhanced much more.


eg, roots of transcendental equation on complex plane & system of nonlinear equations.

Both numerical integration & symbolic integration need further developed.


large scale computing, everyone needs it.


dsolve needs to be enhanced for solve more equations in parallel.

As mathematica 10 contains the FEM package, I think Maple needs to do something, develop a new package needs more time than make the existing pdsolve command better.

5.Threads package.

parallel programing is the future. BTW, why don't make the task model much easier to use, like the mathematica, just a command?


there is much space to go further about the two commands.

7.Optimization package or Statistics package.

In fact, both packages need to be further enhanced, especially for Optimization package.

Although some modern algorithms about optimization&statistics is much easier to see on the internet, the

Maplesoft should not stop, but go further, add them in Maple.

Above is just my opinion.

Thanks for your attention.

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