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Here are some tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of Maple 2015, covering from short cuts to how to use the newest features.

    1. Whenever you are asking yourself “..but how do I do it?”, just type ?Portal+Enter, and you will access the Maple Portal, which will give you a complete guide on how to do things.

    2. If you want to implement 1 of the 300 tasks that Maple offers in a syntax-free way, like Completing the Square, just follow this path: Tools≻Tasks≻Browse.

    3. Type Ctrl+F2 or Command+F2 and the Quick Reference window with shortcut keys and other information about working with the Maple interface will pop up.

    4. If you need quick help with a specific mathematical function, click or highlight the function + F2 and a Help box that contains a summary of the basic characteristics of the function will pop up.

    5. If you have installed the Excel Add-in and you want to perform some Maple commands within Excel, make sure to enable the Maple add in by following this path: Excel’s Tool Menu>Add-Ins>Select Maple Excel Add-in Box> OK

    6. Export Maple’s data into Excel by right clicking and choosing ‘Export As’>Excel.

    7. Instead of having to copy-paste your Maple information into a Power Point Presentation, just turn the slideshow mode on by pressing F11. This way you will have an interactive presentation that holds all the live plots and embedded components that Maple offers.

    8. Whenever you want to create interactive mini-applications that can be used to explore the parameters of any arbitrary Maple expression, such as a plot, mathematical equation, or command use the Exploration Assistant. Do this by either right-clicking +Explore from the context-sensitive menus, or by calling the Explore command.

    9. Save time while computing mathematical expressions by calling the equation label instead of having to re-type the equation. Do this by pressing CTRL+L and then input the number that identifies the equation.

    10. Reference mathematical equations or expressions from other documents. First, determine which label is associated with the equation you want. In the main document, select "Insert" > "Reference". From the file dialog, select the file containing the expression. Then select the equation reference number of your equation from the list that appears.

    11. In Maple, the letter "e" entered using the keyboard does not represent the exponential function. The exponential function can be entered using command completion (Ctrl+Space or ESC) or the "exp(a)" item in the Expression Palette (Standard interface only). The exponential can also be entered as:          
      > exp(x)

    12. With Maple 2015 you can now access data sets from various built-in and online data sources. This package is able to access time series data from the data aggregator Quandl, as well as locally installed data from countries and cities. To learn more, click here.

    13. Whenever you assign plots to a variable name, p:=[plot(sin(x)), plot(cos(x))] a thumbnail of the plot will appear instead of the code.

    14. Save time when inputting existing or personalized units. Just click CTRL+SHIFT+U and type the desired units you want.

    15. With Maple 2015 you can now zoom in or out just by pressing CTRL+SCROLL or CTRL+ place two fingers on the pad and move them up to zoom in or down to zoom out.

    16. Convert a Maple Worksheet into Microsoft Word: This can be done using the Export to HTML feature.
      1. Prepare your worksheet as you would like it to appear in the document.
      2. From the "File" menu in Maple, select "Export As ..." > "HTML".
      3. Give the HTML file a name, "output.html" for example.
      4. When the export has completed, start Word, and open the HTML file. If you used "output.html" as the name to save the file as, open the file called "output1.html" into Word.
      5. From the "File" menu in Word, select "Save as Word Document" to save the file. You now have a Word document which contains the content of your Maple worksheet.

        Note: this procedure will work with any Word Processing program that can open an HTML document.

    17. Change Maple’s default input from 2D to 1D:
      1. Open the Tools > Options... menu (Maple > Preferences on a MACINTOSH machine).
      2. Select the Display tab
      3. From "Input Display" menu select Maple Notation
      4. Press the Apply to Session button to make the change take effect for the current Maple session.
      5. Press Apply Globally to have the change take effect permanently. Maple will need to be restarted if you choose Apply Globally for the changes to take effect.

        You may download a set of instruction on how to change your 2D interface to the “Classic” Style here:

We hope that you find this list helpful. Please feel free to add any of your tips or techniques to this post, or to create your own new topic.

I know this has been asked a lot, but I just want to know if there is a way to ask Maple to only show like maybe the first 1000 results instead of the whole 100000+ results? That way I don't need to overload Maple.

how to customize/invert the foreground/background color scheme in Maple?


The black on white is killing my eyes and also wasting energy, white on black is much better on the eyes and conserves energy (pixel brightness), imho


thanks in advance!



Hi all,

I google and found a program using C# connect with Maple. The Maple file is mla file - a pakage library type of Maple. I want to review data structure and all interfaces funtions to understand the way to implement this features.

Please help me the way to read the original Maple code. I uploaded the .mla file into mediafire if you want to review it. Link 


Quan Nguyen

2 questions: How would one delete  an execution group that is at top of a work sheet? Like this:

No matter what I do, I get a beep. I select it, click DELETE and nothing happens.

THe second question, is how to delete the last section arrow I added by mistake and do not want, this one:

I found I can remove if I select it with the line above, but then that would delete the code above also, which I'd like to keep.

Why is so awkward to use Maple user interface like this? Is this by design?

To make it easier, I attach the above notebook.

My eyesight is not what it used to be, so I would like to maginfy Maple's help window with a zoom factor of 150%.   I know how to do that by hitting Ctrl-F4.  My question is: Is it possible to save that setting somehow so that help is displayed at 150% by default?

Aside: The option Tools->Options->Interface->Default Zoom does not seem to do what I want.  For one thing, it sets the zoom factor of the main worksheet which I don't want to change.  For another thing, it affects the zoom factor of the help window in a rather mysterious way.  For instance, if I set Default Zoom to 400%, then the main window is indeed zoomed by 400% but the help window is zoomed by only 200%.

Platform: Maple 18 on Linux

Hello people in mapleprimes,


I have a question of labels of equations.

For example, suppose that there is a following description in a worksheet.


  2*x+y=5   (1)


  3*x+y=6   (2)


 {x=1,y=3}          (3)




And, when I moved (2) to the next to (1) with dragging, and then, clicked !!! to execute it, then the worksheet 

changes as follows, which is wrong as accompanying ??



 3*x+y=6   (1)


{x = x, y = -3*x+6}          (2)




Do you know some good way for ?? not to appear in the above sitiation.

I will appreciate when you tell me some measures about this.


Best wishes.










I use Maple on my laptop computer (windows 8.1) with a small screen. My problem is that the text in the menus, palettes, plots etc. are so small so I can´t read it. I have set Large toolbar icons under the menu tools-options-interface and I use the zoom buttom on the toolbar but this only magnify the text in a document. I also use the magnifying glass in windows, but I find it very inflexible. Is there any better solution to this problem?

Kind Regards

Leif Jonson

Dear all;


I need a help in this question.

u(x,y,t) my solution of PDE. x,y space, and t=time.

In the case without t. .i.e. u(x,y). Here is a visualization of the lattice u(x_i,y_j). i=1..3, anf j=1..3.  Please try this example, it's working. 

my question, if i would like to add a third variable t, i.e.  and get u(x_i,y_j,t_k)  on each points. I would like to show the lattice in (x,y) plan for each t_k. I Think I will get many parallel lattice. 

Please can some one, modify this code to get the parallel lattice. Thanks.



L := 'L':
N := 'N':
g := 'g':
Z := i -> -L+2*L/(N+1)*i;
x[0] = Z(0),x[N+1] = Z(N+1),y[0] = Z(0),y[N+1] = Z(N+1);


N := 4;
L := 1;
r := L/(N+1)/4;
ngon := (n,x,y,r,phi) -> [seq([x+r*cos(2*Pi*i/n+phi), y+r*sin(2*Pi*i/n+phi)], i = 1 .. n)]:
p[1] := display([seq(polygonplot(ngon(4,Z(0),Z(j),r,Pi/2),color=magenta),j=0..N+1),













One annoying feature in using document mode that I found is this. As I hit the return key to execute one command and automatically jump to the command below it (a feature that I like), but after few returns, I find myself at the bottom edge of the window, with the cursor pointing at the last command in the window.

Now when hitting return, the current command is execuated, and the next command below it appears, and it is also at the bottom edge of the window.  The cursor is from now on, always sitting at the bottom edge of the window, and I am not able to fully see the rest of the command and what is below it any more.

What would be better, is to try to keep the window centered, so that as I hit a return, the actual cursor remains in the middle of the window, and the window itself scrolls up. This way the command I am about to evaluate, and anything below it, remain in full view.

What I end up doing now, is when I get to the bottom of the window, is to manually scroll the window down using the mouse, so that now the cursor is up higher, and I can see more the commands which I am about to evaluate, then I repeate this process.

Is there  a way to configure Maple to try to keep the window centered? it is really very annoying to have to keep adjusting the window every few returns, and when one has 100 commands to evaluate, one by one (since I want to see the result before I go to the next command), this process gets tiring.

(does Maple do any usability studies and evaluation on its user interface by any independent outside group?)

Can someone explain to me, if you can, how the Euler angles on the plot interface work?


It looks like Phi is the rotation around z, Theta is the rotation around x, and Psi is around y. I'm trying to use matrices to compute the vector that is pointing towards your face as you're looking at the plot with the given Euler angles.

X := Matrix(3, 3, {(1, 1) = 1, (1, 2) = 0, (1, 3) = 0, (2, 1) = 0, (2, 2) = cos(phi), (2, 3) = sin(phi), (3, 1) = 0, (3, 2) = -sin(phi), (3, 3) = cos(phi)});

Y := Matrix(3, 3, {(1, 1) = cos(theta), (1, 2) = 0, (1, 3) = sin(theta), (2, 1) = 0, (2, 2) = 1, (2, 3) = 0, (3, 1) = -sin(theta), (3, 2) = 0, (3, 3) = cos(theta)});

Z := Matrix(3, 3, {(1, 1) = cos(psi), (1, 2) = sin(psi), (1, 3) = 0, (2, 1) = -sin(psi), (2, 2) = cos(psi), (2, 3) = 0, (3, 1) = 0, (3, 2) = 0, (3, 3) = 1});

and computing X*Y*Z*e3



Hello. I am interested in displaying the content of data structures, which has me using the command interface, to instruct for a wider visibility of these.

However, when I typer and execute the command, it simply does not take effect at the first execution, but it requires for me to re-execute it, in order for it to actually display the proper result.

Any explanation for this? To be more specific, this is what I want to instruct:

New user. How do I launch the clickable math interface as in the demo video in maple 17 student? I also need help with entering/ solving simultaneous equations step by step.



First of all I'm French so excuse my English.

I have some questions about Maple 14 on MacOSX,

1- I want to use the "proc()" fuction with an "if" fuction in the "proc()" but it's not workink, I tested many display with the "print" command to evaluate where is the problem and now I can say that the problem is in the "if" fuction. Here his my worksheet :

> suite := proc (n) local u, k, i; u := n; k := 0; for i from 0 to 10 do print(irem(u, 2...


I'm trying to install Maple 16 on my new computer with Windows 8. But every time I try to install it, a message popup "Installer user interface Mode not supported

I have looked at google, but can't find any answer there solve my question. Anyone there can help me?

I have tryed to make a silent install but it dosen't work..


Hope anyone can help me :)

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