Maple Version 5.1 was released in November 1998. To find out more about Maple
Version 5.1, you may go to the Waterloo
Maple Inc. site.
 What new capabilities does Maple V Release 5 have?
Exporting HTML: Maple V Release 5 allows the
user
to export text, graphics, and mathematical computations as HTML. At first
SPIMSOW ran into a small problem when we tried to export a file. Maple exports
graphics by saving mathematical image files (gifs) in an images folder so
that when you up load Maple notebooks
onto your web server, you also need to upload the images folder. This will
ensure
that your graphics and mathematical computations also show up. To learn
more about putting your Maple notebook on the Web go to our Tutorials Page .
Spreadsheets: Maple V Release 5 allows the
user to create mathematical
spreadsheets. In these spreadsheets the user can define a type of
function and manipulate that function.
 What has improved?
Palettes: Maple V Release 5 has also
integrated the use of function
palettes. This allows users to find the function they need without
having to know a lot about typing the functions in for themselves. Again
this makes Maple seem a lot more like a calculator.
Manipulation of Graphics: Maple V Release 5
allows the user to rotate
graphics, choose plot format, axis design, and manipulate graphs in
many more exciting ways.
Saving Graphics: Now Maple allows the user
to save graphics within their
notebook. When you open the notebook later on, the graphics do not
disappear, as they did in earlier versions.
 Hyperlinks: Hyperlinks allow viewers to
connect from one page to another or to different parts of one page. The
viewer then can see a concept presented in many different ways or connect
to additional information that is pertinent to the topic at hand. Maple has
improved its hyperlinks for web use. To learn
more about creating hyperlinks in Maple go to
our Tutorials Page.
 What capabilities would we like to see Maple perform in the future?
Interactive Web pages: Maple V Release 5 has
the same Web capabilities as Mathematica, but not as MathView™.
Although Maple notebooks can be
exported in HTML and viewed on the web, users cannot manipulate the
mathematics on the web pages. In order for a user
to make changes, they would need to download the web pages and open them
with the Maple on their computers. Again, this procedure requires that the
user have Maple.
Maple Version 5.1 was released in November 1998. To find out more about Maple
Version 5.1, you may go to the Waterloo
Maple Inc. site.
