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Is there a way to find out what packages (i.e. statistics, or calculus, etc.) that are in my Maple installation? I bought a student version of Maple, now I need to use Statistics (with (Statistics): ) but don't really know If I have Statistics package installed or not. Thanks

I am attempting to get MAPLE to generate indefinite integrals that are of the form:


from fundamental calculus principles I might set u = [r^2-a^2*cos(x)]^0.5 which then should yield du/dx = 1/2*(a*sin(x)/[r^2-a^2*cos(x)]^0.5).

Then if my math is correct the result should end up:


This blog will contain postings documenting some of my mathematical travels. In particular it will chronicle my experiences and problems in learning maple and the mathematics I am studying along the way.


I,m totally new to maple and am trying this as a tool to help me with my calculus class. I'm trying to figure out how to create a plot from a table of x and y values, but I'm not having a lot of luck.

The goal would be to plot a Riemann sum once I have created the plot. If anybody can point me in the right direction that would be great.



As many of the users on MaplePrimes are instructors, I thought it appropriate to let everyone know about a new resource available on the Maplesoft web site called the Teacher Resource Center.


when using Maple to do simple calculus I usually have to explicitly
state the dependence of each variable in the expression....for example


is there a way to declare generic functions of a dependent variable

x1 = x1(t) or x2 = x2(x,y,z)

and avoid having to do it repeatedly in an expression?  I know i can use subs to replace patterns, but can you declare somthing like f(x,y,z,t) without giving the details?

Thank you

I seems that Maple doesn't know anything about the convexity of functions.

It would be nice to have a command to check the convexity of (real) functions in Maple, also Maple should have knowledge on the convexity of known functions: for example: constant function, linear function , abs,  sin  (convex on a specific region) etc.
To deal with the calculus of convex functions: for example Maple should know such theorems: if f(x) and g(x) are convex functions and g(x) is non-decreasing then g(f(x)) is convex, etc.


I just want to reiterate how dynamic programming problems can be solved in Maple.

Especially dynamic programming models that frequently appears in economic models.

First of all it is important to note that is close to impossible to find an easy to understand

and step-by-step road maps to dynamic programming. Why is that ?!  The below Maple

code was basically "discovered" by trial and error and pure stubbornness (caveman 101).


In the field of calculus Maple is very strong , the strongest i have ever seen, but with work with algebra is very week i will say very poor. Equation manipulator works only with equation not with expression . Look how it works on Algebrator 4.2 and you wil see what I mean. Simplify doesn't work corect see example in atachment. If you have step by step solutions on integrals this to implement on algebra is 100 times easy becouse here you know what is the next step.

With expression palette for multivariable calculus in Maple entering multivariable calculations wll be very easy such as double and triple integrals, line and surface integrals. No other program such as Mathematica or Matlab have this, why Maple don't be first who has this option.

Sorry for my english it's not my mother language.


Best wishes

Aleksandar, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

As a follow-up to the original post, I thought I’d mention a few of the additional new features particular to math education. For more information, visit the What’s New section of the website.

Concept Learning Tools: Maple 13 includes new and improved concept learning tools:

The third edition of Getting Started with Maple was released by John Wiley & Sons in March 2009.

The author team for this edition is:

  • Douglas B. Meade (Univ of S. Carolina)
  • Mike May, S.J. (St. Louis Univ)
  • C-K. Cheung (Boston Univ)
  • G.E. Keogh (Boston Univ)

The 13-digit ISBN is 978-0-470-45554-8.

I have recently been working on a problem using fractional calculus and have come across something in Maple's fracdiff  command that makes no sense to me.

Consider the function y:=a+b*(x-q)+c*(x-q)^2

z:=subs(x=q,fracdiff(y,x,1)) gives the correct answer of z:=b, z:=subs(x=q,fracdiff(y,x,2)) gives the correct answer of z:=2c, z:=subs(x=q,fracdiff(y,x,3/2)) gives the answer of z:=4*sqrt(q)*c/sqrt(pi)

I was hoping to give my calculus III students a short introduction to using vectors in Maple.  I wanted a few simple things like plotting vectors in three space.  I loaded VectorCalculus.  Got the dot product and cross product to work, and I can plot one vector -- although it looks more like a telephone pole with a cap than a simple arrow.  But despite all my attempts to give plotvector a list of vectors, I am completely unsuccessful.  There has got to be a better way.  I'm quite frustrated after searching through documentation for several hours.  I'm cert

Dear all,

Would appreciate some guidance for this question:

If q = ax + by and r = bx - ay, determine the value of:
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