Carnegie Mellon University


Maple is an interactive mathematical problem-solving and programming environment featuring symbolic, numeric, and visualization facilities. Intelligent symbolic algorithms remove mechanical errors that cost time and impede comprehension.  The product includes:

  • thousands of mathematical functions covering a variety of disciplines from basic algebra and precalculus, to calculus and differential equations
  • a wide range of modeling and simulation tools for engineering, finance, physics
  • tools for web publishing and exporting to Word, LaTeX, and MathML

Eligibility & Cost

Computing Services holds a campus agreement which covers faculty, staff, and graduate students for academic, non-commercial purposes only. Undergrads may access Maple in a computer lab, from or through Virtual Andrew

System Requirements

Operating System




Windows 11, 10 (64 bit) 2022.1 3GB 8/24/22
Mac OS X 11+ 2022.1 3GB 8/24/22
Linux (64 bit) * 2022.1 3GB 8/24/22
License File 2022.1 < 1MB 8/24/22

*Linux Compatible OS versions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (7.7, 8.0), Ubuntu (20.04 LTS, 20.10), and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (15).

Install Maple

  1. Download the purchase code and the appropriate installer file for your operating system.
  2. (Windows only) Extract the installer zip file and locate the setup program.
  3. Double-click the installer file to run the install the application.
  4. Select Single User Licensing when prompted to choose a type.
  5. Select Activate Now after installation.
  6. Enter the purchase code from the purchase code file, and complete the required fields.

Install Java (Mac OS X)

  1. If prompted to install Java runtime, click Install.
  2. Agree to the Apple Software license agreement.
  3. Return to the installation steps included with the software.

App Can't Be Opened

  1. If prompted, "App" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer, click OK.
  2. Select System Preferences from the Apple menu or Dock.
  3. Select Security & Privacy.
  4. Click General and then the lock icon.
  5. If prompted, enter an Administrator name and password for the computer you are using and then click Unlock.
  6. Check the following:
    • Require password and choose immediately from the drop-down menu.
    • Disable automatic login.
    • Allow application downloaded from: Anywhere.
  7. Click the lock icon.
  8. Continue with the installation steps above.