Maple 18 Questions and Posts

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When the loop variable can be written as a unit step sequence, I never really distinguish between using

seq( f(i), i=m..n ), and

f(i) $ i=m..n

However I recent came across a case where the 'seq' construct ran about 2.5x faster. Is using 'seq' always faster? Does it depend on the function being evaluated? Why is there such a large difference in execution time

The original example which exhibited the problem is shown below, although after some experimentation, I have found other cases where 'seq' is faster (and plenty where it doesn't seem to make any difference!)

Example code for implementation using '$' is

ans:= max
          ( { iquo(3*d, 7)/d $ d = 1..ulim }
t2:= time()-t1;

Example code for for implementation using 'seq' is

t1:= time():
ans:= max
        ( { seq
            ( iquo(3*d, 7)/d, d=1..ulim )
t2:= time()-t1;

On my machine, the version using the 'seq' construct runs 2.5x faster


How does one adjust the aspect ratio for Maple plot? I actually searched for aspect ratio for Maple on google and not able to find much of anything. Help does not have such phrase. May be it called something else in Maple? The reason I ask, is that when I change the size of bode plot, the aspect ratio become bad. So I need a way to adjust that. Here is an example


Now if I do


I am finding so many problems with Bodeplot in Maple, but this is for another time. I think it needs much more polishing

Maple 18, windows 7


Say if I need a^T * b * a, I will do this:

VectorMatrixMultiply(Transpose(a), b);
VectorMatrixMultiply(%, a);

But this seems too long for such a simple matrix (and vector) computation. I am sure there must be an short way.

What if I need more computation, like


a^T * b * c*d*f*g* a, where c,d,f,g are other 2x2 matrices.
 If I were to use the above command, that'll take a long time to input.




What I hope to get is a vector with i-th entry being the dervative of f, differentiated w.r.s.t the i-th parameter, like this



Is there a more efficient (built-in) command to do this?


VectorCalculus[diff] does not do what I want.






Hi Maple friends.

I have a plot. I click on the plot, and the blue border appears the around the plot. I press the delete key on my keyboard, and the plot is not deleted. Not deleted when I press the backspace key either. I can right-click on the plot and choose 'cut', but that just copies the plot to the clipboard.

So how can I delete a plot from the worksheet, without deleting anything else?

Thanks in advance.

Hi Maple friends.

I am trying to differentiate these:

1. csc(x)/x

2. 3*x^2*cot(x)

From doing it by hand, I am getting:

1. -cosec(x)*(xcot(x) + 1)

2. 6x*cot(x) - 3x^2*cosec^2(x)

But Maple is giving the answer:

1. diff(csc(x)/x, x);


2. diff(3*x^2*cot(x), x);


My answers don't look like Maple's answers. Are they actually the same?

Thanks in advance.


Whenever i open Maple 18, some symbols are missing including the arrows. I use Maple 18 to do math assingments, and the arrows are useful. It seems like a lot of other content is missing in Maple 18 as well. Below is a picture of the missing symbols, or there should be one. Any help on how i get the arrows back, would be amazing.

Symbols missing

Here is my code & the error mesage.  What's wrong?


X := Vector*([0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30], datatype = float);
Y := Vector*([38.8, 53.8, 82.4, 107.6, 130.7, 152.4, 173.2], datatype = float);
NonlinearFit(av^2+bv+c, X, Y, v);
Error, (in Statistics:-NonlinearFit) invalid input: PostProcessData expects its 1st argument, x, to be of type {array, list, rtable}, but received w


It seems that the command vrml is long gone (I have a lot of worksheets using this "command") and

has been replaced by saving  a graphic in x3d format.

That's ok I have a x3d renderer but the quality of Maple for the x3d format in not very good (for the moment).

Please reintroduce vrml :-)


Jean-Michel Collard


for example i want to save the Square root of 2 to 1000000 decimal place to an ascii text file ...

i used the writeto command after evalf[100](sqrt(2)) for but it contains line breaks and \ character in output !

but i only need the pure continues 1000000 digits !

please guide me on this simple request ?

Hi Maple friends.

If I have a table of values, how can Maple provide the function?

For example:



How can Maple find out the y function with respect to x? 

Thanks in advance.

Hi all,


Sorry if the question of the title wasn't very clear. I am not sure how to express it correctly.

But here is what I do for linux,

and I get


So when I submitted a lot of jobs, I can see the arguments that was passed to it. I can easily kill a process.


How do I do that in windows if anyone knows?

Here is a screenshot from windows task manager:


That does not give informative details, just like the 'top' command in linux.



How to make Decimal number in maple by default? 

How to make radian to degrees? Think It is like this "degcos" but I cant see the correct result, because it is not showed in decimals

Why do I have to active all my varibles when I open the document after I have saved it?




Does anyone have JavaViewLib running on Maple 18?  Could you help me out?  I can't get it running and I really need a way to export some 3d plots to a web page where a colleague can view them (rotate and such).

Thanks, Chad.

Hello everyone,

I'm trying to do some fitting using NonlinearFit, for the coefficients I know in advance, that they have to fulfill a condition (a+b>c+1). I couldn't find a way to make Maple take this condition into consideration while fitting my data. I tried to use Parameterrange to make the difference a+b-c+1 positive, this works for linear conditions like mine but leads to computational difficulties and errors like "no improved point could be found".

Thanks in advance,


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