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Open Source Maple Alternatives

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

Maple alternatives are mainly Statistical Analyzers but may also be Calculators or Programming Languages. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Maple.
This page was last updated Jun 21, 2022
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  1. SageMath

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux
    • 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.

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

    R (programming language) vs Maple opinions
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    R does not perform symbolic computations

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  3. Julia

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    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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    oceanborn2

    Opensource and will lots of math capabilities + jupyter notebooks ecosystem

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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  4. Maxima

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    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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    huunghia160799

    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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  5. Spyder

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.



  6. wxMaxima

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

  7. Xcos

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

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

  8. 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.

  9. Freemat

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • PortableApps.com

    FreeMat is an environment for rapid engineering and scientific processing. It is similar to commercial systems such as MATLAB from Mathworks and IDL from Research Systems, but is Open Source.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2, released in June 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

  10. Giac/Xcas

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Giac/Xcas is a free computer algebra system for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux/Unix (license GPL3, for commercial dual-license contact us).

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