Maple is described as 'general-purpose commercial computer algebra system. Users can enter mathematics in traditional mathematical notation. Custom user interfaces can also be created' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Maple for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Wolfram Alpha, which is free. Other great apps like Maple are R (programming language) (Free, Open Source), SageMath (Free, Open Source), Mathematica (Paid) and Julia (Free, Open Source).
Wolfram Alpha is a "Computational Knowledge Engine" - different from a search engine, it answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from structured data, rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer.
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Most users think Wolfram Alpha is a great alternative to Maple.
SageMath is a free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL. It builds on top of many existing open-source packages: NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, Sympy, Maxima, GAP, FLINT, R and many more.
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SageMath vs Maple opinions
Almost everyone thinks SageMath is a great alternative to Maple.
it is free. It combines the abilities of many open source systems. The user interface is fairly simple and easy to learn.
Positive comment • over 1 year ago
Excellent alternative to Maple and Mathematica for the serious user ; may alleviate Matlab needs (except for dedicated toolboxes, which may or may not have a Python/Sage equivalent). Users need to invest some time in learning Python and some basics of undergraduate mathematics. Not much shiny interface gadgets, but a trove of mathematical gems. Excellent tools for the production of reproducible research/actie documents. Definitely recommended if openness is important.
Maxima is a system for the manipulation of symbolic and numerical expressions, including differentiation, integration, Taylor series, Laplace transforms, ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, polynomials, and sets, lists, vectors, matrices, and tensors.
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Maxima vs Maple opinions
pros, cons and recent comments
Pitty the idea of this program is not as bad as it could be, but it's not even close a match for maple.
Spyder (previously known as Pydee) is a free open-source Python development environment providing MATLAB-like features in a simple and light-weighted software, available for Windows XP/Vista/7, GNU/Linux and Mac OS X.
wxMaxima is a document based interface for the computer algebra system Maxima. wxMaxima uses wxWidgets and runs natively on Windows, X11 and Mac OS X. wxMaxima provides menus and dialogs for many common maxima commands, autocompletion, inline plots and simple animations.