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eithne

Hi gang!

Upon upgrading to a stable mac OSX Yosemite, I've been experiencing a noticeably slower Maple 18. The Maple machine itself is quick during calculus operations, though the interface bugs me after the upgrade.

It seems as if the program constantly has to load any open palettes. So for an example, if I run with the 'expression' and 'calculus'-palettes open - which I do constantly - it seems as if Maple has to load every single icon, piece by piece. This loading occurs randomly, but often it happens several times every minute. The loading causes a 3-4 sec lag, which is incredibly annoying. Closing the paletts does not affect this random loading. I run with the recent Java-upgrade specifically for Yosemite.

Before upgrading, I ran Maple 18 on 10.9 Mavericks and everything worked ran like a dream. The program was incredebly fast and responsive. Furthermore, I run Maple on a late 2014 fully specced MBP, so hardware shouldn't be an issue either.

My Maple is installed with an authorized academic license.

Anyone able to give some inputs to what might seem to cause the issue here?

Thanks a bunch! :-)

Best regards,

Claus Iversen

Denmark

This question is directed at Maplesoft employees. I am not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, but I don't know where else to ask.

I use my desktop machine at home and my tablet at university, so would like to have Maple installed on both machines. Currenly I have Maple installed on the tablet. The tablet is for portability, but at home, Maple is easier to use on the desktop due to the bigger screen and keyboard.

I can't afford to pay for 2 licenses, and I am not sure that many students can. Can Maplesoft change the licensing model to include a second license for $50? I bought Maple 18 for $132, and would be happy to pay $50 for a second license. This way, Maplesoft can make more money, and the student can use Maple in better ways.

Thanks.

EDIT: I also bought the Mathematics Survival Kit, mainly because it featured prominantly in the Maple webstore, and integrates with Maple. Information about the MSK were sparse, and so I was really buying blind, based solely on my good image of Maple. I found the MSK to be terrible, and because of it's association with Maple, tarnished Maple's image for me.

I recommend Maple to people, but I also warn them about buying add-ons, based on my experience with the MSK, which is truly terrible.

One of my post graduate students chose the theme "Discrete Wavelet analysis of medical signals with Maple" for her thesis. I test, is it possible to support such reearch be Maplesoft & what may be the form of such support, if it is possible?

Did Maplesoft make a statistics about questions on MaplePrimes?

There must be some commands frequently meet problems.

I listed 10 commands or packages need to be enhanced much more.

1.fsolve.

eg, roots of transcendental equation on complex plane & system of nonlinear equations.

2.int.

Both numerical integration & symbolic integration need further developed.

3.Eigenvalues&LinearSolve.

large scale computing, everyone needs it.

4.dsolve&pdsolve.

dsolve needs to be enhanced for solve more equations in parallel.

As mathematica 10 contains the FEM package, I think Maple needs to do something, develop a new package needs more time than make the existing pdsolve command better.

5.Threads package.

parallel programing is the future. BTW, why don't make the task model much easier to use, like the mathematica, just a command?

6.plot&plot3d

there is much space to go further about the two commands.

7.Optimization package or Statistics package.

In fact, both packages need to be further enhanced, especially for Optimization package.

Although some modern algorithms about optimization&statistics is much easier to see on the internet, the

Maplesoft should not stop, but go further, add them in Maple.

Above is just my opinion.

Thanks for your attention.

Hi all

I am trying to maximize a function f(x,y,z,w) in terms of x. (Only x is treated as a variable, and the others are treated as parameters).

However, all I know is that y,z,w they are parameters and they are non-negative. I have already tried with the "optmization help page" from maplesoft's website, and it looks like it will search the range of x,y,z,w, and it will return numerical values at which this function is maximized.

However, what I want is instead a close-form solution of x=g(y,z,w) that will maximize the function. In other words, I would like to keep the parameter in symbolic forms.

Can Maple do that?

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eithne

Hey all new to Maplesoft my question is this;

I started to notice that Maplesoft web site is not in English any more. This makes it hard to read for me. (it seems to be in French?) I was wondering why this change?

I think it is best to keep it in the English language, since English is the most common language. I visit the site from the US where I live, and I use the same browser, firefox, same OS, windows 7, and I have changed nothing on my end. Here is a screen shot: