Question: Why does Maple calculate so slowly?

When I use a program named PiFast43 to calculate the first 1 million digits of Pi, it just takes 0.14 seconds.


But when I switch to Maple 2015, using the following commands to calculate it, it takes more than 47 seconds!


t := time(); evalf(Pi, 10^6); time()-t



In another words, PiFast43 is 276 times faster than Maple 2015 when calculating Pi !!!

Why does Maple calculate Pi so slowly?

Does Maple support the CPU Instruction Set Extensions such as AVX 2.0?


PiFast43 is freely available at,




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