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I hope that in the future if mapleprimes ever does another overhaul that it does NOT do what has recently been done at the mathematica forum I just came across.

Mapleprimes has endured a forum change from primes1 to primes2(current forum) and all posts/questions have for the most part remained intact, and have been repaired or fixed by the developers if pointed out .. thumbs up for Maplesoft and Mapleprimes developers for retaining all forum data.  Most posts that didn't have a home were simply relocated, but are still accessible.

In the case for mathematica, a whole student forum was removed and is being scrutinized, and decided by mathematica developers whether or not the post should be put back into the forum (currently none of the posts have been restored).  I would think that would be most dissappointing from any user standpoint. 

Off to the right of mapleprimes we have Recent Questions/Maplesoft Blog Posts/Recent Posts and Active Conversations.

I propose to have the category Workarounds added. 


There are two instances I can think of that would be beneficial for Maple users that would belong here.  The most recent one and one regarding issues adding the dissipative term to the heat equations

Users of older versions of Maple or even current Maple versions not yet updated would find this quite useful. 


Mapleprimes should have an option to sort Mapleprimes by the date of the original poster.

Why have there been so many old Posts and Questions moving to the top of the Active Conversations stack the past two days, even though they have no new activity? This makes MaplePrimes very difficult to use! Please make it so that the Active Conversations stack is sorted by the actual time of the most-recent addition to the thread.

Earlier today, we published some changes to MaplePrimes in order to add some new features that have been requested by our users.

Delete as Spam

Users with a reputation score above 500 have always had the ability to remove inappropriate or spam posts using the Delete function. As of this update, a Delete as Spam feature has been added that provides some additional capabilities targeted directly at the spam messages that are posted on MaplePrimes. When this feature is used, the following occurs:

  • The message is deleted
  • The author's account is marked as a spam account and blocked
  • All other messages from the author are removed

Since this is a powerful feature, there are also some safeguards in place to prevent accidents from occurring:

  • Only users with a reputation less than 10 can be removed in this way
  • In the event that content is ever inadvertently removed, MaplePrimes administrators have the ability to restore content removed in this way.

Hopefully, these features make it much more difficult for spam accounts to get traction on MaplePrimes, and also reduce the time involved in policing the spam that is posted.

Draft Messages

You now have the ability to save a message as a draft so that you can come back to it later. All draft messages are saved in your profile and can be managed by clicking the account option at the top of every page. 

Advanced Search

Some powerful searching capabilities have been added to MaplePrimes with the addition of a new Advanced Search feature. Using this search allows you to quickly find questions or posts within a particular date range, by author and/or by tag.


Save page as PDF

We know that some of our members maintain personal archives of MaplePrimes content, and to make this easier, we have added a feature that generates a PDF copy of a page. This option is available in the More area that appears under every post and question.


View your Replies

Your MaplePrimes user profile page has always included archives of your posts, questions and answers. With today's update, replies are also available.


In addition to these, some other minor changes & fixes were made.

As always, thank you very much for your dedication to MaplePrimes and for your suggestions. We hope that you find these features useful and look forward to other ideas that you have!

Like most companies today, Maplesoft monitors its website traffic, including the traffic coming to MaplePrimes. This allows us to view statistical data such as how many total visits MaplePrimes gets, how many unique visitors it gets, what countries these visitors come from, how many questions are asked and answered, how many people read but never respond to posts, etc. 

Recently one of our regular MaplePrimes users made the comment that MaplePrimes does not reach new Maple users. We found this comment interesting because our data and traffic numbers show a different trend. MaplePrimes gets unique visitors in the hundreds of thousands each year, and since its inception, it has welcomed unique visitors in the many millions. Based on these unique visitor numbers and the thousands of common searches specifically about Maple that people are doing, we can see that many of these unique visitors are in fact new Maple users looking for resources and support as they begin using Maple. Other visitors to MaplePrimes include people who use Google (or other search engines) to find an answer to a particular mathematics or engineering question, regardless of what mathematics software they choose to use, and Google points them to MaplePrimes. There are some popular posts that were written months, even years ago, that are still getting high visitor views today, showing the longevity of the information on MaplePrimes. 

MaplePrimes gets the majority of its visible activity from a small number of extremely active members. In public user forums around the world, these types of members are given many names – power users, friendlies, evangelists. Every active public user forum has them. On MaplePrimes, it’s this small number of active members that are highly visible. But, what our traffic data reveals is the silent majority. These people, many of them repeat visitors, are quietly reviewing the questions and answers that our evangelists are posting. The silent majority of MaplePrimes visitors are the readers; they are the quiet consumers of information. For every person that writes, comments on, or likes a post, there are thousands more that read it. 

Here are a few more MaplePrimes traffic data points for your reference:

  • MaplePrimes is very international and draws people from all around the world. Here are the top 10 countries where the most MaplePrimes visitors come from:
    1. USA
    2. India
    3. Canada
    4. Germany
    5. China
    6. United Kingdom
    7. Brazil
    8. Australia
    9. France
    10. Denmark
  • Here are the top 5 keywords people are using in their searches on MaplePrimes:
    1. Data from plot
    2. Physics
    3. Sprintf
    4. Size of plot
    5. Fractal
  • MaplePrimes is growing at a very fast rate: Traffic (visitors to the site) and membership size is growing at nearly double the pace it was last year. The total number of posts and questions this year is also much higher compared to the same timeframe last year. 
  • Our top 5 MaplePrimes members have each visited MaplePrimes more than 1200 times and viewed a combined total of more than 10,000 pages (that is total page views, not unique page views). Our top 25 MaplePrimes members have visited at least 250 times each (many of them nearly 1000 times each) and our top 50 MaplePrimes members have visited a combined total of over 23,000 times, visiting nearly 200,000 pages. Thank you! We’re glad you like it. :-)


Why hasn't mapleprimes yet been able to solve the spam problem.  There was never this long a problem with Mapleprimes 1, every morning I find spam for the last few weeks. 

Also the timing still has yet to be fixed.  After 1 hour the times for when a post was made goes back to 0 minutes ago.



Bryon, since you are the programmer I am requesting that you add replies to the users list.  They are not brought up under users answers.

We have see all posts by... see all questions by... and see all answers by... however those categories miss every reply posted by the user.

A search in mapleprimes will not find anything answered as a reply.

Can this be fixed

I made reference to the show the enemy below and included part of the script an interesting part in the show. 

I did a mapleprimes search - only two returns none of which were what I was looking for.  I also did a google search which turned up nothing. 

Was my post deleted?

How do I delete me "Current profile picture"?

I just want to have a look what my "default" picture would look like now?

it seems that I can only update with a new picture, but can never go back to the default setting.




Maple 15 allows the following syntax

omega := sqrt(w0^2*(1+((z-zf)/z0)^2))

But it does not allow this one 

omega^2 := sqrt(w0^2*(1+((z-zf)/z0)^2))

Why is this so for functions and variables? Is there any way around this, I am really bugged by this issue. The Maple Math told me that the syntax was invalid so I had type the commands directly.



Thank you very much for your idea in previous discussion: this is the link.

I asked how can I plot the phase portrait of this system

Sys1 := {diff(r(t),t) = r(t)^2*sin(theta(t)), diff(theta(t),t) = -r(t)^2*(-2*cos(theta(t))^2+1)};

I get this answer:


1) For me it's not necessary to give an initial condition to plot the pharse portrait.

2) What is the line in this phase portrait.

3) Here, I try a second method using Matlab code, I get:


and this is the code:

[r, theta] = meshgrid(0:pi/4:2*pi, 0:pi/4:2*pi);
rdot =r.^2.*sin(theta) ;
thetadot = r.^2.*(1-2*sin(theta).^2);

the arrow in the phase portrait are not the same.

Can someone give me more clear information about this problem.

Many thinks.


I'm not being notified anymore about responses to answers or comments to MaplePrimes. I'm assuming that I'm not the only one (?). This has happened before.

Hi all. I am using Maple 18.

1. How can I make maple NOT plot discontinuties with a vertical line? For example, plotting y=tan(x) displays vertical lines. Is there a setting to turn this off permanently?

2. When I type y=sin(x-Pi/2) and press enter, y = -cos(x) is displayed in blue. I am sure they are both the same thing, but I would like to see the expression that I typed, not an alternate expression that Maple wants to display.

3. Why do some expressions require a ; at the end, whilst others don't? Ie. y = sin(x) and y = 1+sin(x) do not, but y=2*sin(x) results in a "Warning, inserted missing semicolon at end of statement"

4. Is there a section on Mapleprimes(this site) where new users can ask questions? I would like to browse it to see what sort of problems other new Maples users have encountered. I am sure that my above questions may have been asked a few times over the years by newbies like myself.

Thanks in advance. :)

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