Most of the procedures of ALIAS-Maple have a built-in help. This help is obtained using the classical Maple syntax, with a ? followed by the name of the procedure. For example:
?ALIASwill give the names of all the available procedures of ALIAS-Maple. Help for a particular procedure is obtained by:
?ALIAS,namewhere name is the name of the procedure or equivalently by
?ALIAS,nameexcept for the Parameters procedure.
You may also test ALIAS by using ALIAS-On-Line. It's a web page that allows one to submit up to 5 equations or inequalities, define the range for the variables and get (possibly) the solutions of the system. It uses a standard setting for the parameters and the computation time is limited to 5 minutes. The standard setting may be not the best one for a given problem but will allow one to determine in many cases the solutions. See the COPRIN project home page to determine the location of ALIAS-On-Line. It has been developed by Y. Papegay and D. Daney.