Over the past few months, a team of dedicated staff has been working hard on a project that has recently come to fruition: I’d like to introduce you to Maplesoft’s new and improved Application Center. The Application Center provides one central place where you can find “thousands of free applications from the Maplesoft community”, such as Maple documents, graphics, animations, and packages; and MapleSim models, components, and templates.
Taking into consideration feedback from our many users, we’ve made changes so that it’s easier to find applications and submit your work. These changes include a new MapleSim section that lets you browse models, templates, and components; and new RSS feeds that inform you of the availability of new applications. Some early feedback we’ve received is that users appreciate being able to download content without the need to login, the ability to rate and comment on posted applications, and that authors can edit and update the content they have added to the site.
Of course, I am partial to the applications dealing with electrical engineering, such as the excellent papers by Alan Elbanhawy on power electronics, and a neat MapleSim model developed by one of our senior architects while renovating a Hammond M-111 organ. I’d also like to give a tip of my hat to some of our more prolific recent contributors, Marcus Davidsson and Oscar Barreto. Mr. Davidsson has developed many applications relating to finance and economics, and for those of you who speak Spanish, Professor Barreto has contributed a number of interesting documents in his field of civil engineering.
Ultimately this site is for you, our users, and your thoughts and comments are important to us. Please take a look and let us know what you think! Happy surfing…