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The VecCalc MAPLE package at VU
The multivariable MAPLE package VecCalc can be obtained (free) from its authors at the University of Texas.
It consists of 3 files:
which should be located in a folder vec_calc whose address either on yout own computer or on the citrix network is needed for loading in the Maple worksheet:
suggested hard drive location: "C:/local/maple/VecCalc"
can be loaded into maple by the commands:
> libname := libname, <above path string in double quotes>;
> with(VecCalc); VCalias;
for example putting a comment character # at the beginning of the line to be ignored:
> libname := libname,
> #"Q:/progs/maple11/local/VecCalc": # citrixweb
> "C:/local/maple/VecCalc": # on my zip drive or hard drive
> with(VecCalc): VCalias:
as in the maple worksheet vu_vec_calc.mws (below), which also contains instructions for installing the package locally on your own hard drive [with just the library files below].
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