In it's recent edition of Mathematics Today (in print and online), the UK-based Institute of Mathematics and it's Applications, compared 4 symbolic solvers: Maple 15, Mathcad 15, the student edition of Matlab v5 and the Casio CFX-9970G calculator, concluding that "Maple would be the natural choice for research mathematicians, theortetical physicists, those working in any area where mathematics is demanding or for mathematics undergraduates for whom costs are lower".

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