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I was helping for a computing session today.

Maple 17 and 18 were not plotting the following:



spacecurve([x,cos(x), sin(x)], x = 0..10);

On some of the machines, with campus site license, windows 7, x64.

The plot came up with a "frame" only. And nothing was plotted.

We really can't figure out why?

Something to do with the settings(options)?


Had anyone had a similar experience?






I'm using Maple 17 on Windows 8 (64-bit).

I have noticed that when I use the 'spacecurve' command and try to display it with the 'display' command, nothing shows up. I made sure that I used 'with(plots)' and 'with(plottools)', still nothing. However 'plot3d' works fine. I think it has something to do with the version of Java I'm using but I don't know what. Any help is welcome, thx

Specifications of my laptop:

Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GT 740m

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM (2.40GHz)

Ram: 6,00 GB

OS: Windows 8.1


I'm trying to fit a spacecurve onto some points I have. 

I know, I can use Spline to do this in 2D, but it doesn't work in 3D.

What command(s) can I use to fit a spacecurve onto my points? 

Thanks in advance

So far, my math group has the entire roller coaster plotted using spacecurves on a 3D plot on Maple. The only issues is now we need to take the derivative between the different sections we created in order for there to be no corners or spaces; basically to make sure the "coaster" runs smoothly.

We get how to do it on paper but we're running into some difficulty doing it on Maple. My question is, how the heck do we do what I just said we wanted to do.


     I wish to plot the trajectory of a ball, and I set up my three differential equations and solved them numerically. I can graph the x, y, z components but I can’t figure out how to plot 3D space curve of this (and animate it if possible).

I used dsolve, numeric rtk45, so the output is [t, x, x’, y, y’, z, z’] so I tried to assign the second (and 4rth and 6h) term in the list to a function

So I want to display a plot containing a spiral and a polygon graph approximating the shape. I use a seq to make the points in pointplot3d and then connect them with the connect option. It looks like this:

graph := spacecurve(y(t), t = 0 .. 6, thickness = 3, axes = box, color = blue):
poly6 := pointplot3d({seq([cos(t), sin(t), t], t = 0 .. 6, 1)}, connect, axes = box, 
color = red, thickness = 3, caption = {n = 6}):

Hi guys! 

I'm going to plot:

plote1 := spacecurve(e1(theta),theta=a1..b1,color=red):
plote1p := plot(e1plan(theta),theta=Pi/4..Pi/2,color=red):
plote2 := spacecurve(e2(theta),theta=a2..b2,color=blue):
plote2p := plot(e2plan(theta),theta=0..Pi,color=blue):
plote3 := spacecurve(e3(theta),theta=a3..b3,color=yellow):
plote3p := plot(e3plan(theta),theta=0..3*Pi/2,color=yellow):
A := array(1..2):
A[1] := display(C,plote3,plote1,plote2,orientation=[60,75],axes=box):

I have had this problem on all of my computers ever since Maple 11, I believe. No matter the number of points in a spacecurve or DEplot3d command, the graph comes out with gaps. For example, this is the output from Maple 14:

Hi guys,

I have a question.

I ploted two graphs using "spacecurve" function, respectively.

But, I want to plot two curves in one graphes.

(One the other hand, I want to compare two curves numerically).

thanks, and Have a good day!


version : Maple 11

Major : Physics.



I use the commands below to generate a conical helix:

x := proc (t) options operator, arrow; t*cos(t) end proc;
y := proc (t) options operator, arrow; t*sin(t) end proc;
z := proc (t) options operator, arrow; t end proc;
spacecurve([x(t), y(t), z(t)], t = 0 .. 12*Pi, thickness = 5, color = blue, axes = normal, numpoints = 500);

Maples own spiralgraph or kalidascope.

It's kind of annoying sometimes when you create a plot and you haven't got enough points to see a nice smooth curve.  It's an easy fix, of course. Just add numpoints=x where x is any number you want.

However, that being neglected this simple little animation reminded me of the spiralgraph craze in the early 80's, or could even be a kalidascope if the colors changed.


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