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I want to write my first module, and I failed!  I create an instance of the class (module?)

myList := TestModule(3);                    # works.

But I've no acess to the members, since I use export! What's wrong?


Error, `myList` does not evaluate to a module
Error, `myList` does not evaluate to a module
Error, `myList` does not evaluate to a module

# *****************************************************************************

TestModule := module()
    export get_n, set_n, run;
    local  n, result, ModuleApply, profileRun;
    option package;
    description "A testmodule";

    # Constructor
    ModuleApply := proc(n)
        print("Calling of Module Apply...");
         thismodule:-n := n;
         result := [];
         return result;
     end proc:

    # Implementation of member run
     run := proc()
         print("Calling of run...");
         dummy := [];
         for i from 1 to 20000 do
            dummy := [op(dummy), i]
         end do;
         result := TRUE;
    end proc;
    # Implementation of member runprofile;
     profileRun := proc()
          print("Call of profileRun...");
     end proc;

     # getter
     get_n := proc()
     end proc;

     # setter
     set_n := proc(n)
         thismodule:-n := n;
     end proc;
end module;



I want to make a package or module. Not sure. I cant get my head around what to do. I have loads of formulas I would like to be able to use without going back through work sheets. At present just want to keep it simple.

Have loaded a sample work sheet to use

Intend to place package in Maple2016 library folder.



Library Folder

C:\Program Files\Maple 2016\lib







Point2 := proc (x1, y1) options operator, arrow; [x1, y1] end proc

proc (x1, y1) options operator, arrow; [x1, y1] end proc


Point3 := proc (x1, y1, z1) options operator, arrow; [x1, y1, z1] end proc

proc (x1, y1, z1) options operator, arrow; [x1, y1, z1] end proc


a1 := Point3(x1, y1, z1)

[x1, y1, z1]


a2 := Point3(x2, y2, z2)

[x2, y2, z2]


a3 := Point3(x3, y3, z3)

[x3, y3, z3]


Line through 2 points

LinePts := proc (p1, p2) options operator, arrow; (p2[2]-p1[2])*x+(p1[1]-p2[1])*y-p2[2]*p1[1]+p1[2]*p2[1] end proc

proc (p1, p2) options operator, arrow; (p2[2]-p1[2])*x+(p1[1]-p2[1])*y-p2[2]*p1[1]+p1[2]*p2[1] end proc




Line := proc (a, b, c) options operator, arrow; a*x+b*y+c end proc

proc (a, b, c) options operator, arrow; a*x+b*y+c end proc


Lines s

LnPrll := proc (l1, l2) options operator, arrow; is(coeff(l1, x)*coeff(l2, y)-coeff(l2, x)*coeff(l1, y) = 0) end proc

proc (l1, l2) options operator, arrow; is(coeff(l1, x)*coeff(l2, y)-coeff(l2, x)*coeff(l1, y) = 0) end proc


Lines t

LnPrpnd := proc (l1, l2) options operator, arrow; is(coeff(l1, x)*coeff(l2, x)+coeff(l1, y)*coeff(l2, y) = 0) end proc

proc (l1, l2) options operator, arrow; is(coeff(l1, x)*coeff(l2, x)+coeff(l1, y)*coeff(l2, y) = 0) end proc




Quadrance between 2 points (2D)

Quadrance := proc (a1, a2) options operator, arrow; (a1[1]-a2[1])^2+(a1[2]-a2[2])^2 end proc

proc (a1, a2) options operator, arrow; (a1[1]-a2[1])^2+(a1[2]-a2[2])^2 end proc



Quadrance between 2 points (3D)

Qd3 := proc (a1, a2) options operator, arrow; (a1[1]-a2[1])^2+(a1[2]-a2[2])^2+(a1[3]-a2[3])^2 end proc

proc (a1, a2) options operator, arrow; (a1[1]-a2[1])^2+(a1[2]-a2[2])^2+(a1[3]-a2[3])^2 end proc


Triple Quad Formula (3 colinear points)

TQF := proc (Q1, Q2, Q3) options operator, arrow; (Q1+Q2+Q3)^2 = 2*Q1^2+2*Q2^2+2*Q3^2 end proc

proc (Q1, Q2, Q3) options operator, arrow; (Q1+Q2+Q3)^2 = 2*Q1^2+2*Q2^2+2*Q3^2 end proc



SpreadPoly := proc (n, s, rn) with(orthopoly); s-factor(1/2-(1/2)*T(n, 1-2*rn)) end proc

proc (n, s, rn) with(orthopoly); s-factor(1/2-(1/2)*T(n, 1-2*rn)) end proc


SpreadPoly(3, s, r)






I need some help fix my mathematics maple code problem , I define everything my Procedures,and procedures run is ok, but when I using call functions for another procedures  I can not operator my program . For sure procedures is work and correct. if somebody can help me , I really appreciate you help.

Dear All

Say I have created a Maple module called MYMODULE. This means that I have a .mpl file called

mymodule.mpl, with inside

   MYMODULE := module()

   export myfunction;



   end module:

   savelib(MYMODULE, "MYMODULE.mla"):

Hence I use it in such a way:

> with(MYMODULE);


I want to associate a help to the function myfunction. I know that with Maple18 things have changed

but I am not able to find enough information online. Say I have a .txt file called help_myfunction.txt.

How can I enable this help for my function, so that at the command

> ?myfunction;

the content of help_myfunction.txt shows up?


Many thanks,Simone



I have .mla. package and I would like to create the source code associated to this package.

In the past, you have also help me to obtain the source code of procedure of the module.

Here the post where Carl Love has helped me :

How can I do to create the complete source code of package directly ?

Is there a direct way enabling to not have to read one procedure by one procedure but to obtain the code source for all the package ?

Thank you for your help




In the creation of package wrapping some procedures, may you tell me the differences between using a table or a module so as to wrap the procedures ?

In my case, it seems to me that table is more convenient since I can create with table packages while keeping my program with a structure of section, subsection, ...

But, I'm a beginner in the use of packages. Consequently, I'm very interested in your opinions on this question.

Thanks a lot for your help

Hello, guys

         I am a totally new comer in this erea. I get a new module file and want to implement it into maple,here is the link:

         After I downloaded the package, I didn't know the next step and I can't find a perfect solution to this case, maybe it is too easy.

         Can some cool guys can help me, THX.

The issue Type check of parameters was resolved using the depends modifier. As far as I can tell, this modifier is not allowed for expected or keyword parameters, though. Thus the issue seems to reemerge for these types of parameters. Consider the following test example:

createModule := proc(V::Vector)
   local dim := LinearAlgebra:-Dimension(V);
      export f,g,h;
      f := proc( x::depends('Vector'(dim))              ) x end proc;
      g := proc( x::expects('Vector'(dim)) := something ) x end proc;
      h := proc({x::        'Vector'(dim)  := something}) x end proc;
   end module
end proc:
createModule(Vector(4)):-f(    Vector(4));
createModule(Vector(4)):-g(    Vector(4));
createModule(Vector(4)):-h(x = Vector(4));

The function f is just a restatement of the already resolved issue, compare the above link, while the functions g and h are for the expected and keyword parameter cases, respectively. The problem remains the same: the variable dim is not evaluated for g and h. What to do? Does there exist a solution equally satisfactory as the one for f?

Consider the following two test procedures for creation of the same module:

createModule1 := proc(dim::posint)
        export det;
        det := (x::Matrix(1..dim,1..dim)) -> Determinant(x);
    end module
end proc:


createModule2 := proc(A::Matrix(square))
    local dim;
    dim := RowDimension(A);
        export det;
        det := (x::Matrix(1..dim,1..dim)) -> Determinant(x);
    end module
end proc:

as well as the following code lines calling these:

createModule1(       2 ):-det(IdentityMatrix(2));

The first line executes unproblematically, while for the second line an error results concerning the dimensionality check 1..dim,1..dim of the matrix. Why is dim available/initialized in the first version, while not in the second?


I would like to know : how I can get all the contents of the module GetMultibody of MapleSim?

Is there in classic maple a function enabling me to ask the content of a module ?

Thank a lot for your help.



i have been looking to see if i could get the source code for some of the calculus functions in maple. So far, i have tried this

kernelopts(opaquemodules = false)

interface(verboseproc = 3)


which shows the result

module() ... end module

does anybody have any idea how i would:

1) get the full list of sub-procedures in the module

2) get the source code of any of the sub-procedures in the module?

Thanks in advance!!

Here is one I have been struggling with lately:

I have a relatively large module with many procedures inside (plus some other data structures). In one of the procedures, it turns out that it would be convenient to have a subprocedure defined inside to both shorten the code by avoiding duplication as well as make it more error proof (once the subprocedure is debugged it'll be correct everywhere it is used). Here is the skeleton

Lattice:=module() option package;
export Track;   ...
   Track:=proc(arguments) uses LinearAlgebra;
   local trackElement;

      for ... do
         result:=trackElement(parms); # This does not work
      end do

      trackElement:=proc(arguments) uses LinearAlgebra;
      end proc; # trackElement

   end proc; # Track;

end module; # Lattice

The problem I have is that procedure trackElement is not recognized as i found out running the code in the debugger. I can make it work by taking trackElement out of Track and make it local to the Lattice module. While functionally this works (and it is how I have it now programmed), I do  not like it as every proc in the Lattice module can see trackElement. That should not be so, I want it local to procedure Track, which is where it belongs.

I really thought I could define procedures within procedures. Am I wrong? Or is there something else ging on?


Mac Dude

PS: The whole module is more than 100 kB of Maple code sitting in a library. I refrain from uploading it here as it would be non-trivial to get going even for a simple test case.

There are no examples for ModuleDeconstruct either on its help page or in the Programming Guide. Of course, I can figure out its basic and primarily intended purpose: to render the module/object in a one-dimensional plaintext printed form, which would be useful for debugging. But I am most interested in this use described in the second sentence of this, the second paragraph of Description at ?ModuleDeconstruct [italics added]:

When the value returned by ModuleDeconstruct is printed, the output could be capable of being parsed to the original module. When used with an object, ModuleDeconstruct can return an unevaluated call to a constructor to achieve this.

That seems very powerful. Is there any example of it being used in Maple library code? in user code? Can anyone here come up with a practical use for this? A Google search turns up nothing.

I ran into a problem mentioned here before: With lots of code in one execution group, the standard GUI editor becomes very slow at least in older versions of Maple (I have reason to believe that this is mostly fixed in Maple 17 and, presumably, newer). With one of my packages this has become enough of a problem to force me to deal with it (and Modules and Packages have to be all in one execution group). I have some machines that cannot go beyond Maple 15 so I keep my stuff compatible with it (so far not a big sacrifice).

The fix is rather easy: In the GUI, export the code as "Maple Input" which creates a file with extension .mpl. Then, in the GUI have a small file that uses "read" to read-in and execute the code (of the module). In my case, I have the necessary LibTools statement to save as a .mla right after the package code ends so, bingo, I have just updated the package. I edit the .mpl file in Emacs.

So I installed Joe Riel's Emacs mode maplev-mode.el. This works rather well. However, it took not long for it to show its age: it does not recognize the multi-line comments (*...*). This is kind-of bad as this forces me to not use quotes in the comments since they mess-up the keyword highlighting esp. when using single quotes as in "I'll" and so on. Likewise, maplev-indent-buffer messes up the whole buffer as it interprets the multiline comments as code.

So my question is: is someone still working on this and using it?? I guess I can work around some of these things, but it would be nice if this worked.

Incidentally, my version of maplev-mode.el seems to be dated June 2005.

I know Joe is here on occasion, maybe he can chime in. It is not absolutely fatal; I could forgo using maplev, but if I am forced to go this route of readin in the package; using maplev-mode at least gives me something in return. Unfortunately my elisp skills are not quite up to fixing this myself; at least not in a reasonable time.

If it is relevant: I use Emacs 22.1 on Mac OS X. Yes, I could upgrade to at least Emace 23.4, if that were the issue.

Thanks in advance,

Mac Dude


I want to write a proc to calculate exponential averages. Each call will add one data point to the averge. To do that, I need to store the previous average. I can do that by handing the previous average back to the proc at the next call, but I'd rather store it in the proc. Is there a way to guarantee that a variable---once set---remains alive keeping the last value upon entering the proc again? Note that I need the variable to be local to each instance of the proc since I will have several of these running in parallel (I intend to create these procs using the module factory scheme outlined in the programming guide). So I cannot store the previous average in a global variable since that would not be unique to a given instance.

Any ideas out there?


Mac Dude


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