this is just my first message here on the new beta.mapleprimes.com, and I hope there will be many more to follow. This site will hopefully be what I was missing for a long time : a user community for all things Maple.
Considering I'm new to the site, I was trying to find what I could all do... so wouldn't it be a good idea to put some suggestions in the FAQ on where to put what? That is, suppose I have a question regarding some function, where's the best place to put it? In a forum, you say? But which one? Or, suppose I found out a neat feature, and I want to share it with all of you, where should I put that? On some forum, or on my blog?
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.
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.
Try to typeset the word "style" in a pre tag, it doesn't work. For example, upon entering
<pre>plot(pts, style=point);</pre> I get
Note: this particular post doesn't exhibit the problem, it merely mimics it. It is posted using the plain text format; HTML tags have no effect.
Though I am able to edit my responses in other forums, I don't appear to have that ability in the Maple Commons forum. I noted a few errors in my recent response
but am not able to edit it. That is, there is no "edit" field available.
I just posted a question on the "How do I...?" forum and when the line is
long it does not automatically wrap to the next line, just as this
does on the first line. It's not a 'big deal' - just a minor
inconveniemce. Or is there something I'm not doing?
Have just previewed this and the output to the forum looks OK. However on input the text goes
into the third column and cannot be seen - that's what I'm talking about.
It appears the output is OK but the input text is only obscured on long lines.
Can we have ... well, there will be a lot of requests :)
At the left and the right there are kind of 'overview' informations
while reading in a forum or a topic. At that time this is not
needed for orientation.
Might it be possible to have that available through a button
or list or whatever in the header so it is shown on user's
That would give much more space for the things to read ... or write
Could you add the option to attach files to reply messages? Currently it is possible only for the initial message of the thread.
As the title states, the pre tag should act like a LaTeX verbatim environment. For those not accustomed to the Joys of TeX, a verbatim environment duplicates the enclosed text. I thought that that was what the pre tag, however, that doesn't appear to be the case. That is, less-than signs (<) in a pre "environment" muck up the html. This makes it quite inconvenient to post snippets of maple code; we have to replace `<' with `>', not particularly convenient. For example,
if x<y then true fi
is rendered, more or less, as
It is nice to receive an e-mail message telling me when there is a posting in a thread that I am following in MaplePrimes.
When I click on the link in the e-mail, I am taken to a page that reports "Access Denied" (when I am not logged onto MaplePrimes). I do not know what happen if am logged in. There is no indication that the problem is that I am not logged in. I would find it much more informative (and friendly) if the response from the MaplePrimes site was to ask me to log in (showing the login window by default). Assuming successful authentication, I should then be taken to the page with the message.
Click the "How do I..." link under "Popular Places" (left side of Maple Primes website). Now click "Experienced Users How do I Forum". This goes to the newbie link, not the experienced users' forum.
Also, fix the (varied) misspellings of "Users'". You could just eliminate the apostrophe and few will notice (the link to "forum" is distant and one could argue that the possessive isn't really applicable), but to be precise (I think) go with "Users'".
I noticed that the urls for forum topics are of the form:
The url is formed from the title of the topic.
What happens when there are multiple forum posts with the same title?
I assume the software is smart enough to deal with, but I wanted to make sure. I was going to do a test, but I figured I'd just ask instead.
Is it possible to set a cookie to store my login information?
Or would engineering be under "Applied Science"?