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Get the command line version of Maple UNIX
If you own a copy of the Mac version of Maple, and have used Maple in Linux, you may know about the command line version of Maple, and have noticed that it is missing in the Mac OS X version. But it is still there, it's just hidden.

To get it, add /Library/Frameworks/Maple.framework/Versions/Current/bin to your PATH (see this page if you don't know how to do this). Then, you can type maple at a command prompt to get the command line version of Maple with all it's ASCII beauty. There are advantages, too. It is much faster to load if you just need to do a quick computation and don't care too much about the appearance of the output.

If the GUI version doesn't work for some reason, such as a Java problem, the command line version will still work fine. There is also a diagnostic version of maple called mint, and an alternative GUI version called xmaple. But most importantly of all, you should at least give it a try to experience the wonders of ASCII 3D plots.

Note: This hint applies to Maple 12. I don't know if things are still this way for Maple 13 or Maple 14.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. I omitted a very nice, but very large, ASCII 3D plot image.]
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Get the command line version of Maple
Authored by: LegoEvan on Jun 16, '10 07:59:54AM
If you want the command line Mathematica program, it is
/Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS/MathKernel
so you could add
/Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS
to your path.

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Get the command line version of Maple
Authored by: asmeurer on Jun 16, '10 10:29:09AM
Aww, my 3d plot. That was the whole reason I submitted the hint :)

Will you let me post it to the comments anyway?


    |\^/|     Maple 12 (APPLE UNIVERSAL OSX)
._|\|   |/|_. Copyright (c) Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. 2008
 \  MAPLE  /  All rights reserved. Maple is a trademark of
 <____ ____>  Waterloo Maple Inc.
      |       Type ? for help.
> with(plots):
> plot3d(sin(x*y**2), x=-2..2, y=-2..2);

                                                                              
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Get the command line version of Maple
Authored by: crarko on Jun 18, '10 10:35:54AM

Of course.

Although it looks a bit like something out of Doctor Who. ;)

~Craig



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Get the command line version of Maple
Authored by: mmnw on Jun 16, '10 10:38:52AM
So, now that we are at mathematics packages. To get the command line version of Matlab, you'll find it at:
/Applications/MATLAB_R2010a.app/bin
(This is for the latest release, older Releases will have to change the Release number). The matlab binary will by default start the gui version (as long as it can find the X server). To get the command line version you'll have to type:
/Applications/MATLAB_R2010a.app/bin/matlab -nodisplay
Alternatively you can use the -nojvm option which will shut down all Java. See matlab -h for more options.

BTW: thanx for the wonderful ASCII graphic.



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Get the command line version of Maple
Authored by: bauldrywc on Jun 17, '10 06:35:34PM
Note: This hint applies to Maple 12. I don't know if things are still this way for Maple 13 or Maple 14.

The same is true for both Maple 13 and Maple 14. Just change the "Current" in the path to "13" or "14" to go directly to Maple framework's 'bin' directory for those versions (or leave the "Current" for your current version.)

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