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Learning Macroeconomic Principles Using MAPLE by Hal Snarr

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CHAPTER 1

How to Use MAPLE

MAPLE is a powerful computer algebra system, developed and sold by Maplesoft, that is used in this book to build, graph, and analyze a mathematical model of the macroeconomy, known as the aggregate market model. The program is ideally suited for this because it allows users to assemble and systematically combine the various models that form the aggregate market model, frees users from doing tedious calculations and algebraic manipulations, and is nearly as easy to use as Microsoft Word. Without MAPLE, the modeling that is performed in this book would be difficult for those who struggle with mathematics. Once basic MAPLE syntax is understood, which is the focus of this chapter; readers will find using the program to ...

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