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Computer resources

There is general Maple help available through the WCAT lab. Times have not yet been scheduled for this course.

Computing will either be done at the MCF (across from McKenzie cafteria) which is available to the general student body and is hence crowded, or at the assignment lab, or on your own machine. For the MCF you will need a Unix account (apply to ACS to get one if you haven't already) to access these computers, principally PowerMacs. The PowerMac version of Maple is installed on all these machines, which all have 24Mbytes of memory, plenty for this course. The IBM machines run Windows.

For the assignment lab, which is down the hall from the MCF, you will need an assignment lab account. John Hebron will be setting up the assignment lab accounts, from the data in the Registrar's sheets. Thus late signers-on may not have accounts when others do. The account names are 4 characters long, where the first character is the first letter of your first name, and the next three characters are the first three letters of your last name (so John Hebron would be jheb). In case of conflict (i.e. your name is Judith Hebitaille giving jheb as well) the conflict will be resolved by putting a number somewhere---the accounts will be posted in the WCAT lab. Your passwords will be initially the first 7 digits of your student number.

Information on access to Maple is kept on the WCAT web server, which is accessible by Netscape, Mosaic, or Web Explorer at

http://mathserv.math.sfu.ca/

(or you can find it by the link through the main SFU home page at

http://www.sfu.ca). Go down to the student index and look at the `Where is Maple' entry for directions. (Or you could link directly to

http://mathserv.math.sfu.ca/StudentHelp/WhereisMaple.html).



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Rob Corless
Thu Sep 7 10:54:30 PDT 1995