I am taking up a research project that another student began last semester that utilizes Maple. His program solved the problem correctly, but the program takes ages to do so. My Professor concluded that the other student erred because Excel can instantly handle the calculations while Maple can not. Unfortunately, I've been looking at the code this other student wrote and cannot seem to figure out what went wrong.
I remember reading in the past that Maple is not designed to handle heavy numerical calculations because of the overhead that results from its interpreter. In essence, I'm curious what the limitations of Maple are. Could the problem very well stem from the limitations of Maple?