From the official website:
- Maple is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. Using Maple, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java.
MATLAB is proprietary software produced by Maplesoft and requires a license to obtain, install, and activate. Arch is not officially supported. Installing is quite hard.
Bought the license with the help from my university for €40. Installation worked out, the first problem occurred while activation. Contacted user support and they send me the license.dat file. (Their script didn't work out with arch linux or as they say with OpenJdk java. I should rather try out Oracle's java.) Right now Maple is installed and activated but there's still a problem: Maple cannot connect to my kernel. Still waiting for the reply.
Description mainly copied from Matlab.