How Maple Flow Compares to Mathcad® - Maplesoft

How Maple Flow
Compares to Mathcad®

Maple Flow combines a simple free form interface, with powerful math and plotting features

Why choose Maple Flow?

Choose Maple Flow for
  • extensive numeric and symbolic solvers
  • engaging, flexible plots
  • a developer that listens to you: A message from the Maple Flow product manager
  • flexible licensing; no subscriptions required
  • a convenient way to bring legacy Mathcad 15 files up-to-date

Are You a Mathcad® User?

Special, competitive upgrade pricing is available for Mathcad users switching to Maple Flow.

Mathematically Live Paper
Mathematically Live Paper

Place math, text, plots, and images anywhere on your workspace. Easily move elements into position or reorganize them.

Position Determines Evaluation Order
Position Determines Evaluation Order

Maple Flow reads and evaluates math from left to right and top to bottom.

Automatic Recalculation
Automatic Recalculation

Any changes you make to math are automatically cascade throughout the entire document, so results are always up to date.

Attractive, Engaging Documents
Attractive, Engaging Documents

Maple Flow gives you a clean, uncluttered workspace that allows you to communicate your ideas clearly.

Based on the Maple Programming Language
Based on the Maple Programming Language

You can use nearly all of Maple’s packages, including a full-featured units system.

Easy to Learn, Easy to Use
Easy to Learn, Easy to Use

Maple Flow is the most advanced sheet of “paper” you’ll need to work on calculations. With a low learning curve, you can easily create new documents, debug your work, and lean on a comprehensive set of built-in application examples.

Do you want to work on mathematically-focused problems, solve larger systems, and develop algorithms? Check out Maple
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Maple Flow vs. Mathcad Comparison Chart


Mathcad Prime Maple Flow
Licensing Model Subscription Perpetual
With a perpetual license, your work is yours indefinitely. You're not locked out if you decide not to continue with a subscription, or the product is discontinued.
Single-User Upgrades No. Users must be on active maintenance to get upgrades, or purchase new licences. Yes. Users can buy discounted upgrades.
Budget for upgrades when it suits you, not the software vendor.
Discounted licenses for users with no commercial application or academic affiliation No. Yes.


Mathcad Prime Maple Flow
Numeric Math Limited. Extensive range of functions across the entire range of math, science, engineering and technology.
High performance numeric math means you can solve more problems without buying toolboxes. Superior memory management means you can analyze larger systems with the same computing resources.
Symbolic Math Very limited with numerous gaps. Extensive, best of breed.
Remove risk from the algebraic manipulation of equations, and solve a far wider range of equations.
Programming Language Limited, useful only for small programs. Fully-featured.


Mathcad Prime Maple Flow
Visualization and Plotting Limited number of inflexible plots. Full spectrum of high-impact, flexible plots and visualizations. Highly customizable.
Draw your audience in and create publication quality plots.


Mathcad Prime Maple Flow
Internet and Network Data Sources No. Yes.
Access data from anywhere, not just your local file system.

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