**MuPAD**

MuPAD is a computer algebra system (CAS). Originally developed by the
**MuPAD**

MuPAD research group at the University of Paderborn, Germany,
development was taken over by the company SciFace Software GmbH &
Co. KG in cooperation with the
**MuPAD**

MuPAD research group and partners from
some other universities starting in 1997.
Until autumn 2005, the version "
**MuPAD**

MuPAD Light" was offered for free for
research and education, but as a result of the closure of the home
institute of the
**MuPAD**

MuPAD research group, only the version "
**MuPAD**

MuPAD Pro"
became available for purchase.
The
**MuPAD**

MuPAD kernel is bundled with
**Scientific Notebook**

Scientific Notebook and Scientific
Workplace. Former versions of
**MuPAD**

MuPAD Pro were bundled with SciLab. In
MathCAD's version 14 release Mupad was adopted as the CAS engine.
In September 2008, SciFace was purchased by
**MathWorks**

MathWorks and the MuPAD
code was included in the Symbolic Math Toolbox add-on for MATLAB. On
28 September 2008,
**MuPAD**

MuPAD was withdrawn from the market as a software
product in its own right.[1] However, it is still available in the
Symbolic Math Toolbox in
**MATLAB**

MATLAB and can also be used as a stand-alone
program.
Functionality[edit]
**MuPAD**

MuPAD offers:

a computer algebra system to manipulate formulas symbolically
classic and verified numerical analysis in discretionary accuracy
program packages for linear algebra, differential equations, number
theory, statistics, and functional programming
an interactive graphic system that supports animations and transparent
areas in 3D
a programming language that supports object-oriented programming and
functional programming

Often used commands are accessible via menus.
**MuPAD**

MuPAD offers a notebook
concept similar to word processing systems that allows the formulation
of mathematical problems as well as graphics visualization and
explanations in formatted text.
MuPad does not follow the NIST 4.37 definition for inverse hyperbolic
cosine.
It is possible to extend
**MuPAD**

MuPAD with C++-routines to accelerate
calculations. Java code can also be embedded.
MuPAD's syntax was modeled on Pascal, and is similar to the one used
in the Maple computer algebra system. An important difference between
the two is that
**MuPAD**

MuPAD provides support for object-oriented
programming. This means that each object "carries with itself" the
methods allowed to be used on it. For example, after defining

A := matrix( [[1,2],[3,4]] )

all of the following are valid expressions and give the expected
result:

A+A, -A, 2*A, A*A, A^-1, exp( A ), A.A, A^0, 0*A

where A.A is the concatenated 2×4 matrix, while all others, including
the last two, are again 2×2 matrices.
References[edit]

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Computer algebra systems

Open-source

Axiom
CoCoA
Erable
FriCAS
FORM
GAP
GiNaC
Macaulay
Macaulay2
Maxima
Normaliz
PARI/GP
Reduce
SageMath
Singular
SymPy
Xcas/Giac
Yacas

Proprietary

ClassPad Manager
Fermat
KANT
Magma
Maple
Mathcad
Mathematica
muPAD (
**MATLAB**

MATLAB symbolic math toolbox)
SMath Studio
TI InterActive!

Discontinued

CAMAL
Derive
LiveMath
Macsyma
Mathomatic
muMATH

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