Maple tech support sent me a third party application for my Maple 2016 to solve a problem that I'm working on. I was instructed to copy and paste a few items from the download: "to your "<maple>/lib" folder" Unfortunately I cannot access "lib" in my Maple "Applications" folder on my OS X MacBook Pro.
This is what Maple Tech Support sent me:
"Another option you may want to look into is the "DirectSearch" package (which is third-party, and not supported by us), which would need to be downloaded from the Maplesoft Application Centre:
There is a function "GlobalOptima()", which allows one to search for a global minimum to the objective function, as opposed to a local minimum like commands such as "LSSolve()". To install, you can extract the files "DirectSearch.mla", "DirectSearch.help", and "DirectSearch.hdb" to your "<maple>/lib" folder."