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Maple by Maplesoft

What is it? Maple is a technical computing environment for problem solving designed for students in mathematics, statistics, engineering, and science. Maple features palettes, interactive assistants, context sensitive menus and tutors. Maple has Clickable Math tools for solving complex mathematical problems in small steps, adding to the student  learning process. The Smart Popups and Drag-to-Solve tools help students learn mathematics through guided experimentation. Maple also includes a large number of Math Apps that provide both students and teachers interactive illustrations and insight into concepts from math, statistics, physics, and finance.

What can I use if for? Students, faculty, and staff can use Maple for university-related academic or administrative purposes. Use that benefits outside organizations requires the purchase of a commercial license.

Where can I run it? Maple is available at no additional charge to faculty, staff and students at UTK, UTSI, UTC, UTM for installation on university-owned and personally-owned Windows, Mac and Linux computers. The download and installation instructions are at OIT’s software download page. For UTK, Maple is also available on OIT’s Apps@UT server, and on the computers in the OIT public computer labs. There is no simultaneous user limit for Maple. People with extreme computational requirements can also run Maple batch jobs on JICS’ Advanced Computing Facility.

How can I learn it? Maplesoft, Inc. provides learning materials on their training page.

Where can I get support? OIT offers Minimal Support by contacting the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900. If you need assistance from Maplesoft, visit their support web page. There you can browse the FAQs, request assistance via the Technical Support Request Form or contact the Technical Support Team by sending email to or call 800-267-6583 Ext 413 Monday – Friday, 9AM to 5PM EST. You can view or download manuals from their documentation center.

Updated 6/21/2017

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