Like many other computer-based algebra systems, Maple can also function as an input-output system; that is, it receives a task as input and provides the solution as output. To allow Maple to be used on several computers, it was programmed in three parts:
The kernel, which is the same on all computers.
The front end, which is machine dependent.
The library, which in Maple contains written commands and programs. This is identical on all machines.
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