How to Install ACE in Maple
Contributed by Jennifer Morse
Installation Instructions (unix)
- Go to the website
- Click on: How to install?
- Click on: By compiling it...under unix
- Click on: Download site (under unix)
- Go in the directory: ACE30/
- Go in the directory: DISTRIB/
- Go in the directory: UNIX/
- Go in the directory: MapleVR5/
(if you are using any version of Maple 5, 6, etc.)
- Click on: ACE5UNIX.tgz
- When the document is done, click in the netscape menu
on File/SaveAs. Click on OK in the little window.
- You should now have the file ACE5UNIX.tgz in your account.
- In a unix shell, type:
tar tvf ACE5UNIX.tar
tar xvf ACE5UNIX.tar
(You may need to type ./INSTALL.ACE if the current directory is
not in your path.)
- Now you must answer several questions. The only tricky one is about
what the absolute path of the "march" and "maple" commands are.
The way to get them is to type (in another unix shell, of course)
(If your computer does not have the "where" command, try "locate" instead.)
Also, you should answer "yes" when ACE asks to create a new .mapleinit file.
- Now there is a small glitch - ACE has created files called maple.*
in a directory called lib5. However, Maple has files by the same name
in some other directory. Change directory (cd) into lib5 and rename
maple.* to acemaple.* (using the mv command). Then find the directory
containing the Maple files maple.* and move the acemaple.* files into
- After that, ACE should be installed. It might take a little while
for the computer to create all the sources (up to an hour, but probably less).
- To know if ACE has been properly installed, go into maple. Type:
If you get m[2,1]+2 m[1,1,1], there is a good chance that everything is fine.
ACE does work even on newer versions of Maple.
In Maple 9, typing "with(ACE);" yields an error, however
everything works fine (other than AceBanner and help).
If you are also using combinat or linalg, these should be read first,
before the command "with(ACE);".