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  • I did a Google search for +maple (I was trying to count how many blogs on Primes Google knew about - a lot!). And then I glance over at the "Sponsored links" over on the right hand side, and what do I see but a link to Could it be that they have actually bought the word maple for their AdSense keywords? I tried a few other queries, even re-trying the one above, and that link did not come up again. Very odd. So it looks like it was some kind of Heisenbug. None of my ``obvious'' Google searches came up with any sponsored links from either Maplesoft or Wolfram Research (lots of page hits, more often of ``friendly'' sites than the corporate site).
    I was getting bored of having to convert between binary and decimal to find examples for binary arithmetc, so I decided to write a package which automatically interprets all input numeric values as binary numbers, makes the appropriate calculation (by converting back to decimal, doing the operation and then converting back to binary.
    FYI, Maplesoft has just released an e-book called Advanced Engineering Mathematics with Maple (R. Lopez author). Engineers among you will recognize the title as it is used by several popular texts. These books cover most of the primary mathematical topics encountered in engineering.
    It would be nice if there were a second preview button, this one near the Body: block (maybe aligned with its top right corner. That way it isn't necessary to scroll down to the bottom of the page to preview a complicated input. Leaving the submit button at the bottom is okay, that forces one to see the license section and choose something appropriate.
    FYI, Maplesoft has just released a patch for Maple 10. You can download the patch through the "Check for Updates" in Maple 10's "Tools" menu.
    Hi all, Would it be appropriate to have a forum dedicated to questions on Maple T.A. (I have many of them!) ? Many of the Maple T.A. issues are not exactly "mathematical" so they don't seem to fit in the other forum topics. Is there enough interest to warrant such a forum? Is there already a forum someplace else I haven't looked? My Maple T.A. question: Does altering the due date for an assignment after students have started adversely affect any of the student records? Any help or suggestion on where to post this would be great. Thanks, Marc
    The University of Toronto is Canada's largest university and considered one of its very best. Its downtown campus (St. George) campus is the original site with all of the older buildings (circ. mid 19th century) and most of its most prestigeous faculties. Of note for the math crowd would be the Fields Institute .
    The zipped code for "Pricing Arithmetic Average Asian Options" is missing sobol.h (to be used by the source ArithmeticAsian.cpp). Could someone please add that header file?
    Here are some screenshots of Functioning Maple V R1 DOS demo (circ. 1991).
    A while back, I ran across this little gem in an ASME archive. It's a DOS demo of Maple V Release 1 from 1991! Unzip and run maple.exe. On my XP machine, you get an initial error but if you simply ignore it, the demo launches and the demo will run. Press enter to work through the predefined examples. At the end you'll get a blank prompt. Comes with a reduced library so you can't do everything but you'll get a taste of what life used to be like ... T4.
    Does Maple 9.0 work with Mac OS 10.4?
    Does anyone else have trouble with Compiler:-Compile on a Mac?

    I have gcc 4.0 installed on Mac OS X 10.4.2.

    For example for,

    p := proc( x :: float ) :: float; 2.3 * x end:
    cp := Compiler:-Compile( p ):
    cp( 1.1 );

    I get the message:

    Error, (in LinkDSO) linker exited with nonzero status 256: /usr/bin/ld: can't locate file for: -lcc_dynamic

    But on my home Mac, which I think is configured in exactly the same way, the same commands work!


    Note added:

    After a lucky google search I found a reference to the problem. A symbolic link is removed by the installation of gcc 4.0. Running Disk Utility to fix permissions repairs the link, and now Compiler:-Compile works!
    I'm working on a Maple package for computing in multivariate polynomial quotient rings, ie: rings of the form k[x1,...,xn]/I where k is a field and I is an ideal of k[x1,...,xn]. I currently have commands for the following:
    • computing inverses
    • exact polynomial division
    • simplifying fractions to a minimal canonical form
    • testing whether something is a zero divisor
    • testing whether the domain is a field or an integral domain
    • testing whether something is a unit, or whether two elements are associate
    • compute a basis of monomials for the quotient ring as a vector space
    Hi: I am using Maple 10. In the tools menu I click "check for updates" and then go through the procedure of updating. In the end I get the dialog box "Update was unsuccessful because of the following reasons" (1) You might not be logged in as administrator .I am logged in as administrator as a matter of fact. (2) You might not have enough disk space. I have plenty of disk space left. I have no clue as to how to get around this situaton. Please help. Kush
    Recently I was asked in a private email about the fastest way of calculating of binomial coefficients mod 2 in Maple. It shouldn't be a problem for anybody reading my assembly dll creation manual. Anyway, here is the assembly code,
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