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Maple 13

There are no bad programs: there are silly users. This is what I’ve learned in hard and harsh way in course of my research life. I could tell many entertaining stories about, starting form my first computer experience in 1974 (when, listen to grandaddy, the computers looked very-very different) but I rather skip it in favour of that of yesterday.

Learning never ends, you know. One could hypothesize that if you (or your institution) pays heaps of euros for a well-established prog advertised as indispensible tool for learning math, the requirements on user intellegence/awarness might be somehow relaxed in comparison with, say, open source solutions. In order to check, I installed Maple 13 yesterday and made a couple of  checks. The image above represents the result of the second one.

For non-experts: the integral to take is one of the simplest possible, and the answer is good except the overall sign. Vividly imagine a bridge desinged with the aid of Maple sofware …

And silly me: of course I would make a better time investment if I computed the integrals by hand. There are no bad programs!  

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