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For some time I have been running into the problem where uploaded worksheets that are inlined into a Mapleprimes post get gridlines shown, even when they are not specified or shown in the original worksheet. This is a problem because quite often the gridlines make an inlined plot unattractive.

I believe that Mapleprimes uses some version of MapleNet as a mechanism for inlining uploaded worksheets.

It seems that the Standard GUI and/or MapleNet have special handling for gridlines in the sense that they actually distinguish between PLOT structures generated without the `gridlines` option versus those created with `gridlines=false`.  I believe that this has something to do with the persistence of various plot qualities in an output region which (perhaps for historical reasons?)  allow re-execution of a plot input command to produce a plot output rendering that remembers whether gridlines are visible.

If the second plot below does indeed get rendered here in Primes without gridlines visible then one workaround is evident: adding `gridlines=false` instead of omitting the option.





I'll submit a bug report against MapleNet.


At some point a version of the Maple Player (for the PC, rather than iPad) became available for download from its webpage.

Lyapunov fractals

February 03 2013 acer 9686 Maple 16

The following (downsized) images of Lyapunov fractals were each generated in a few seconds, in Maple 16.


I may make an interface for this with embedded components, or submit it in some form on the Application Center. But I thought that I'd share this version here first.

I'm just re-using the techniques in the code behind an earlier Post on Mandelbrot and Julia fractals. But I've only used one simple coloring scheme here, so far. I'll probably try the so-called burning ship escape-time fractal next.





Here below is the contents of the worksheet attached at the end of this Post.



The procedures are defined in the Startup code region of this worksheet.


It should run in Maple 15 and 16, but may not work in earlier versions since it relies on a properly functioning Threads:-Task.


The procedure `Lyapunov` can be called as


          Lyapunov(W, xa, xb, ya, yb, xresolution)

          Lyapunov(W, xa, xb, ya, yb, xresolution, numterms=N)


where those parameters are,


 - W, a Vector or list whose entries should be only 0 or 1

 - xa, the leftmost x-point (a float, usually greater than 2.0)

 - xb, the rightmost x-point (a float, usually less than or equal to 4.0)

 - ya, the lowest y-point (a float, usually greater than 2.0)

 - yb, the highest y-point (a float, usually less than or equal to 4.0)

 - xresolution, the width in pixels of the returned image (Array)

 - numterms=N, (optional) where positive integer N is the number of terms added for the approx. Lyapunov exponent



The speed of calculation depends on whether the Compiler  is functional and how many cores are detected. On a 4-core Intel i7 under Windows 7 the first example below had approximately the following performce in 64bit Maple 16.





serial (1 core)

20 seconds

240 seconds

parallel (4 cores)

5 seconds

60 seconds





res1:=CodeTools:-Usage( Lyapunov(W, 2.01, 4.0, 2.01, 4.0, 500) ):

memory used=46.36MiB, alloc change=65.73MiB, cpu time=33.87s, real time=5.17s


res2:=CodeTools:-Usage( Lyapunov(W, 2.5, 3.4, 3.4, 4.0, 500) ):

memory used=30.94MiB, alloc change=0 bytes, cpu time=21.32s, real time=3.54s


res3:=CodeTools:-Usage( Lyapunov(W, 2.1, 3.7, 3.1, 4.0, 500) ):

memory used=26.18MiB, alloc change=15.09MiB, cpu time=18.44s, real time=2.95s


res4:=CodeTools:-Usage( Lyapunov(W, 2.01, 4.0, 2.01, 4.0, 500) ):

memory used=46.25MiB, alloc change=15.09MiB, cpu time=33.52s, real time=5.18s





A set of three taped video interviews with famous physicist and mathematician Cornelius Lanczos (1893-1974) has been made available online by the University of Manchester.

This is a wish list for the version of Maple after whatever immediate next version is being developed.

It's about three-quarters of a year since Maple 16 came out, and if Maple follows its recent history of annual releases then development of new features of the very next release after 16 would be quite well along, and possibly even nearing completion. But that could mean that this is a good time to discuss wish lists for the version after that -- the version two releases after 16.

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