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Free Maple Alternatives

The best free alternative to Maple is Wolfram Alpha. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Maple and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Maple are SageMath, R (programming language), Julia and Maxima.

Maple alternatives are mainly Calculators but may also be Statistical Analyzers or Programming Languages. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Maple.
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    Wolfram Alpha

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
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    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.
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    SageMath

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Online

    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.

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    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.

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  3. R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.

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    R does not perform symbolic computations

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    Julia

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments.

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    Opensource and will lots of math capabilities + jupyter notebooks ecosystem

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    Maxima

    • FreeOpen Source
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    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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    I liked it because it is powerful! With the right commands, you can do what you would typically do with Maple.

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    Pitty the idea of this program is not as bad as it could be, but it's not even close a match for maple.

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    Spyder

    • FreeOpen Source
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    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.

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  7. Online math solver, equation library, graphing calculator and science/engineering problem helper.

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    wxMaxima

    • FreeOpen Source
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    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.

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    Xcos

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Xcos is a graphical editor to design hybrid dynamical systems models. Models can be designed, loaded, saved, compiled and simulated.

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    SymPy

    • FreeOpen Source
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    SymPy is a Python library for symbolic computation. The stated goals of the library are to become a full-featured computer algebra system and to keep a simple code base to promote extensibility and comprehensibility.

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