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Maple What is the difference between matlab & maple?

  1. Apr 15, 2012 #1
    Are they both same? I have been using maple from past couple of months in order to find solutions & to plot graphs etc & I am quite comfortable with it. If Matlab is better than maple then is it hard to use matlab & is the syntax of matlab same as maple?
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  3. Apr 15, 2012 #2


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    MATLAB is oriented towards numerical work ("MATrix LABoratory") whereas Maple is a computer algebra system (i.e. symbolic manipulation). MATLAB also contains Simulink for controls work.

    The two programs have different syntax. I haven't used much Maple, but MATLAB isn't very hard.
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