New Features in Maple 18

New tools for visualization, time series analysis, app development, fractals,
and much more!

  • All Features
  • Mathematics
  • Application Development
  • Engineering
  • User Interface
  • Education

Time Series Analysis

The new Time Series Analysis package provides an extensive collection of tools for analyzing, modeling, and visualizing any data that varies with time.

Powerful Search Tools

New search tools in Maple 18 make it much easier for you to access all the information and resources you need to accomplish your task quickly.


Maple 18 includes extensive updates to its visualization abilities for 2-D and 3-D plots, including control over plot backgrounds, customized plot shading, and more.

Signal Processing

The Signal Processing package, which features tools for frequency domain analysis, windowing, signal generation and analysis, has been expanded to include even more visualization and windowing functionality.

Clickable Math

Maple 18 continues to deepen the support for Clickable Math learning and exploration, with new palettes, tutors, context-menus, and more.

Quiz Generation

With the new Grading package,
Maple 18 makes it easy to develop interactive, self-grading quizzes for your students so they can test themselves and get additional practice.

Math Apps and The Möbius Project

As part of The Möbius Project, Maple 18 includes over 75 new Math Apps that can be used in the classroom to engage students, and easy access to many more.

One-Step App Creation

Maple 18 includes many significant updates to the Explore functionality, making one-step Math App creation much more powerful and flexible.

Interactive Components

Maple 18 includes numerous improvements to interactive components for easier, more flexible application development.

Statistics for Students

An extensive new package for Student Statistics is designed to help teachers present and students understand the material from a standard course in statistics.


The new Fractals package makes it easy to create and explore popular fractals, including Mandelbrot, Julia, Newton, and other time-iterative fractals.


Maple 18 has greatly increased performance and efficiency in several key categories, including faster fundamental operations and more automatic parallel computations.


With more than 500 enhancements throughout the entire Physics package, Maple 18 extends the range of physics-related algebraic formulations that can be done in a natural way inside Maple.

Advanced Mathematics

Maple 18 continues to offers important advancements in many different branches of mathematics.

Student Exploration of Mathematical Foundations

The new Student Basics package helps to explore the foundations of higher math, making it possible to provide step-by-step breakdowns for expanding and simplifying mathematical expressions or solving linear equations.

Student Multivariate Calculus

In Maple 18, the Student package for multivariate calculus has been further expanded to provide even more tools for exploring properties and relationships.

Maple T.A. Authoring Environment

Maple 18 includes a new package of tools that make it easy for Maple T.A. users to develop and test their Maple T.A. question content in the rich Maple authoring environment.

Control Systems Design

Control systems design tools, which give you the ability to work analytically with linear time-invariant dynamic systems, now support greater flexibility and customization.

Code Generation

Maple 18 includes important new additions to Maple’s code generation abilities, with Python and Perl joining the collection of supported target languages, a new interactive assistant, and more.

Database Connectivity

In Maple 18, database connectivity has been extended to also include native support for SQLite databases, the most widely deployed SQL database engine.

Language and Programming

Maple 18 includes many improvements to the Maple language and programming facilities, including a new URL package, automatic parallelism for sorting, and more.


Maple 18 includes new and expanded tools to connect to and work with external data sources and file formats.

Customer Wish List

Maple 18 features a number of enhancements suggested by customers and the Maple user community.