With the new features added to the Student[LinearAlgebra] package I wanted to go over some of the basics on how someone can do Linear Algebra in Maple without require them to do any programming.  I was recently asked about this and thought that the information may be useful to others.

This post will be focussed towards new Maple users. I hope that this will be helpful to students using Maple for the first time and professors who want their students to use Maple without needing to spend time learning the language.

In addition to the following post you can find a detailed video on using Maple to do Linear Algebra without programming here. You can also find some of the tools that are new to Maple 2020 for Linear Algebra here.

The biggest tools you'll be using are the Matrix palette on the left of Maple, and the Context Panel on the right of Maple.

First you should load the Student[LinearAlgebra] package by entering:


at the beginning of your document. If you end it with a colon rather than a semi colon it won't display the commands in the package.

Use the Matrix Palette on the left to input Matrices:


Once you have a Matrix you can use the context panel on the right to apply a variety of operations to it:


The Student Linear Algebra Menu will give you many linear algebra commands.


You can also access Maple's Tutors from the Tools Menu

Tools > Tutors > Linear Algebra

If you're interested in using the commands for Student[LinearAlegbra] in Maple you can view the help pages here or by entering:


into Maple.

I hope that this helps you get started using Maple for Linear Algebra.

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