Christopher2222

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I'll start with a quick positive.  One of the great advantages of upgraded software is the wealth of new features that we all get to play around with.  .. and then I will counter that with a great disadvantage, and that is, we all just about get familiar and comfortable with all the new features then BAM! a new version is released.  Of course we're then mesmorized once again by all the new bells and whistles and maybe even a couple of great celebrations occur with nice small updates throughout the year.  The other downside is that even though a large number of bugs may have been fixed a number of new ones are broght in with those new features. 

A side effect of a fast release is there are fewer and fewer applications associated with a release, and that is apparent in the application center.  Although mobius apps and the maple cloud may have also had some impact on that as well.

Now this is pale in comparison to book writers who scramble to keep their books current with new software.  I will quote a section from the introduction in the book Essential Maple 7 which highlights the problems the author had way back then .. I can't imagine how they feel now but here's the passage ...

"Indeed, one reason that there was so much time between the first and second
editions of this book is precisely that Maple has been evolving so rapidly in the
last few years, too rapidly for me to revise this book (much less complete my
others) while coping with my other duties."

That just hits the nail on the head, if you think Maple was evolving fast back then, the furious rate that upgrades are released now I would think authors have an almost impossible task to keep up. 

There are many that would agree with the author, that Maple is advancing so rapidly that we barely have time to gather our thoughts.  Maybe a solution is that we should slow down and create a much more polished piece of software, but again the caveat to that is our competition might just jump out in front.  However the norm today is that each new year represents a new release of software and we all celebrate when that happens.  If life seemed rushed back when Maple 7 was released I can't imagine what it'll be like 10 years from now when Maple 28 rolls around. 

At the user stored question list for every user stored at maplesoft, all posted dates are correct however at mapleprimes the dates start at April 2010 ???

Also, unfortunately the question list at maplesoft seems to all end Oct 2013.  I'm not really sure what happened there.  But when I'm trying to search for something I qustioned or posted after Oct 2013 from that list is not going to happen.

That list was the best thing!  All of your questions and posts ever created are in chronological order making it quite easy to locate a question you were looking for.

A post to conjure up some interest.  Nasa seeks coders to hunt asteroids http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26528516

Just going out on a limb here but any of the three M's would have a good chance here.  A good opportunity to create some code.  Maple could port it to C code then compiled for speed.  On a smaller scale it would be an interesting challenge.  On the larger scale not sure if Maple would be best suited for the task.  Opinions?

A little late in the game, with no Maple 18 wishlist yet I'd like to get it started

granted all wishes for previous versions not yet applied should still, hopefully, be under consideration.  

 

1 - The abitlity to angle x-axis labels.

 

2 - Textplot option for text to rotate with graph as it is rotated.  Currently all textplot texts are held to the horizontal

 

 

 

Just came across this

Press esc twice then enter.  Maple becomes unresponsive. 

 

 

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