## limit on elements of a Record...

Hi,

Following situation: I have Records with several members. These members in turn have varied expressions assigned to them: some have numbers, one has a Matrix, some have formulae. Example:

q:=Record(l=len,k1=kl/len,R=(a 6x6 Matrix dependent on len and kl/len));

I want to be able to use the limit command on each of the members of q such that each member gets assigned the correct limit of its expression. I.e. I want to write a function limit2 such that

limit2(q,len=0);

yields

Record(l=0,k1=infinity,R=(limit~(the Matrix,len=0))

The trick here is that the members of the Record vary for different Records but I want to write a function limit2 that works for all of these. I can make a list of the members by using exports(q) like this:

exlist:=[exports(q)];

and after some fiddling I found that I can run limit on each member in turn:

for nam in exlist do
limit~(eval(parse(cat(elm,":-",eval(nam)))),len=0)
end do;

What I have not been able to do is putting the result back into the member of the Record. Usually I would use assign for such a task, but I am unable to get the correct name on the left side that lets me assign to it. These names would of course be q:-l, q:-k1 and q:-R in the above example. I tried the parse(cat(...)) construct above and variations, but in the best case the assignment does not happen, in worse cases I get an error thrown. Never do I get the actual assignment.

Any hint how to do this?

TIA,

M.D.

PS: FWIW, I am doing this on Mape 15.

## Reducing the size of large pdf (due to figures) ex...

According to kernelopts(version), I am using Maple 16.02, X86 64 LINUX, Nov 18 2012, Build ID 7888210 , having just updated

Maple 16.

I have a Maple worksheet with some graphs of 10^5 data points. When I export the worksheet to a pdf for inclusion in a LaTeX document (with pdfpages package, this recognizes page breaks), the file is around 100 Mb, much larger than I would like.

It seems that the file is large as a figure in the pdf is not just an image, the pdf seems to contain all of the information necessary to plot each data point individually.

Is there some way to encourage Maple 16 to treat figures as bitmaps (or something similarly much smaller than the original figures) upon exporting a worksheet to a pdf? I'll be happy for any suggestions.

NOTES:

1. This question was originally for Maple 16.00. Updating to 16.02a has not solved the problem.

2. I am suspicious that there is some bug in how Maple 16 exports figures made with "plot" to a pdf file.

When I try various methods of compressing the pdf that I've seen on the web, such as with pdftk 1.44, or ghostscript 8.70 or 9.07,  or pdf2ps followed by ps2pdf ,

error messages are returned. For example using pdftk:

pdftk input.pdf output.pdf

gives

"Done. Input errors, so no output created"

can we load part of a package not the package whole !? for example from physics package i only need diff tool not all of the package tools,can i do sth for that !?

## Will Matrix Browser export data to specific destin...

My attempt to export array data using the Browse>Export option when looking at the data fails to work as needed.

The exported data always start in cell A1 of the Excel worksheet even a different starting cell is entered into the Matrix Browser export window.

In summary, my experience is that the Matrix Browser matrix export in Maple 16 and Maple 17 ignores the information about the intended starting destination cell in the Excel file.

Does anyone find that the Matrix Browser exports to a starting Microsoft Excel cell other than A1?

This exporting with Matrix Browser worked find in Maple 15.  It has been broken in Maple 16 and 17, including Maple 17.02.

Thanks.

## Objects in Maple 16...

(1) Does ModuleCopy, when automatically called from Object,  really get the a shallow copy of the object

as the first parameter in its parameter list? See below, which is copied directly from ?object,create. The

ModuleCopy has first argument new::Dollar but ModuleApply only passes its two arguments not three. I

couldn't find a reference to this feature in the docs.

## undisplayed package exports

by: Maple

Sometimes it is appealing to have a package export a procedure which does not show up when calling with().

For example, the procedure might be used elsewhere, but be otherwise so very technically obscure that nobody else would be interested. (The counter-argument is that what is good for the goose is good for the gander! If something else in Maple can make good use of it and need it, then you might too.)

Now, Maple's modules don't have the concept of "friends",...

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