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The R Project for Statistical Computing

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS. The site below will provide more information about the project and software, links to download the software (Comprehensive R Archive Network), and links to mailing lists and other resources (manuals, books, FAQs, and The R Journal).

TIP: One of the best ways to find publications related to R in the Library Catalogue is to do a Subject search for "r computer program language"


What is Maple? (text from

Maple is the essential technical computing software for today’s engineers, mathematicians, and scientists. Whether you need to do quick calculations, develop design sheets, teach fundamental concepts, or produce sophisticated high-fidelity simulation models, Maple’s world-leading computation engine offers the breadth and depth to handle every type of mathematics.

The result of over 25 years of cutting-edge research and development, Maple combines the world’s most powerful mathematical computation engine with an intuitive, “clickable” user interface. Its smart document environment automatically captures all of your technical knowledge in an electronic form that seamlessly integrates calculations, explanatory text and math, graphics, images, sound, and diagrams.

With over 270 new mathematical functions and over a thousand enhancements to existing algorithms, Maple 15 customers can solve more complex problems faster than ever before. Significant
enhancements have been made in:

  • Parallel Performance
  • User Interface
  • Computational Algorithms     
  • Control Design
  • Physics     
  • Financial Modeling
  • Connectivity     


Dramatically increase your analytical productivity

  • Quickly solve a wide range of difficult mathematical problems
  • Capture your technical knowledge, not just your results
  • Easily integrate Maple’s power into your toolchain


Explore, visualize, and solve even the most complex mathematical problems

  • Handles every type of mathematics
  • Provides everything from Clickable Math tools to a sophisticated programming language
  • Supported by a dynamic user community and a vast collection of resources


Finish assignments and projects faster while learning more

  • Start solving problems instantly with Clickable Math tools
  • Visualize difficult concepts
  • Check your homework and explore on your own

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