Fun with the Maple Leaf – Celebrate Canada 150!

Maple 2017

This Saturday is Canada’s 150th birthday. As you can imagine, the country has been paying a lot more attention to this year’s anniversary than our usual low key approach, and as a Canadian company, we at Maplesoft decided to join in the fun.

And what better way for Maplesoft to celebrate Canada’s birthday than to create a maple leaf in Maple!

So here is a maple leaf inspired by the Canada 150 logo, which was created by Ariana Cuvin, a student at the University of Waterloo and former co-op here at Maplesoft:

Here’s the code to reproduce this plot (more details can be found in this follow up post):

p:=thickness=5,color="#DC2828":
plots:-display(

plot([[-.216,-.216],[0,0],[-.216,.216],[-.81,0],[-.216,-.216]],p),
plot([[-.55,.095],[-.733,.236],[-.49,.245]],p),
plot([[-.376,0],[0,0],[0,.376],[-.705,.705],[-.376,0]],p),
plot([[-.342,.536],[-.355,.859],[-.138,.622]],p),
plot([[-.267,.267],[0,0],[.267,.267],[0,1],[-.267,.267]],p),
plot([[.342,.536],[.355,.859],[.138,.622]],p),
plot([[0.,.376],[0,0],[.376,0],[.705,.705],[0.,.376]],p),
plot([[.55,.095],[.733,.236],[.49,.245]],p),
plot([[.216,.216],[0,0],[.216,-.216],[.81,0],[.216,.216]],p),
plot([[0,-.5],[0,0]],p),

scaling=constrained,view=[-1..1,-.75..1.25],axes=box);

Know other ways to plot a maple leaf in Maple?  If so, please share them below - we’d love to see them!

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