Maple Questions and Posts

These are Posts and Questions associated with the product, Maple

This is a reminder that presentation applications for the Maple Conference are due July 17, 2024.

The conference is a a free virtual event and will be held on October 24 and 25, 2024.

We are inviting submissions of presentation proposals on a range of topics related to Maple, including Maple in education, algorithms and software, and applications. We also encourage submission of proposals related to Maple Learn. You can find more information about the themes of the conference and how to submit a presentation proposal at the Call for Participation page.

I encourage all of you here in the Maple Primes community to consider joining us for this event, whether as a presenter or an attendee!

Kaska Kowalska
Contributed Program Co-Chair

Is there a way to apply Intc() and Fundiff() in spherical coordinates? If I initialize a spherical coordinate system X and then want to calculate the effect with Intc(), r, theta phi and t are integrated from -inf to inf but  thtea:(0, pi) phi:(0, 2Pi). I would also need a second spherical coordinate system Y, if I have understood Fundiff() correctly, but how can I define this Coordinates(X = spherical, Y = spherical) does not work.  

I would like to vary my Lagrange density (16) with respect to f_A(r). Where r is the radial coordinate of the spherical coordinate system.

Dear maple user,for defining the piecewise function please rectify this

h:z-> piecewise(do+Lo<z<do+4*Lo+0.3,    1-cos(2*pi*(z-L), other wise 1)

Hi all guys, I don't know how to simplify this easy expression? I have tried simplify command, and expand command, no use. Welcome to answer and thank you!


y1(x) = 2*sin(x)-sin(2*x)+cos(2*x); y2(x) = 4*sin(x)+sin(2*x)-cos(2*x); diff(y1(x), x); diff(y1(x), x); simplify*(1/2*((diff(y1(x), x))^2+(diff(y2(x), x))^2)+1/2*(3*y1(x)^2-y1(x)*y2(x)+y2(x)^2))

simplify*((1/2)*(diff(y1(x), x))^2+(1/2)*(diff(y2(x), x))^2+(3/2)*y1(x)^2-(1/2)*y1(x)*y2(x)+(1/2)*y2(x)^2)




I have four symmetries as

1] \frac{\partial}{\partial t)

2] \frac{\partial}{\partial x)

3] \frac{\partial}{\partial y)

4] 2t \frac{\partial}{\partial t)+x\frac{\partial}{\partial x)+y\frac{\partial}{\partial y)-2u\frac{\partial}{\partial u)

Kindly help me out to find 1D optimal system with structural constants.

I will be greatful.

There exists a new (?) checkbox  in the Interface tab of the Options dialog: 

But I cannot find any find any explanation about it in the corresponding help page. What is the purpose of this feature? 

I have a Dataframe of data, although I assume this question applies to any type of rTable-like structure.

What is a simple/elegant way to export the image of the data to a JPG file?  I would be happy to see it in the format when I ask it to print the Dataframe, or when I use DocumentTools:-Tabulate.

I have created two graphs*, each is a combination of multiple plots. From this, I use "plots:-display" to create an array of the two graphs.  I wish to export this array of graphs to a jpg file. Is this possible?  (Yes, I can export each graph, but I would like it combined in the array image that Maple displays.)

* Why the asterisk: I make two plots. When I combine them through the plots:-display procedure, what type of output is produced? I've called it a graph. The help implies the output is a plot array. However, that is different from displaying an array of graphs through plots: display (Array([plot1, plot2])). Correct?


The Proceedings of the Maple Conference 2023 is now out, at

The presentations these are based on (and more) can be found at .

There are several math research papers using Maple, an application paper by an undergraduate student, an engineering application paper, and an interesting geometry teaching paper.

Please have a look, and don't forget to register for the Maple Conference 2024.

i have made a full working code for differential quadrature method now i am  changing examples and it is not working although i have properly defined new parameters i am attaching my code kindly help me out
one more thing one example include summation n=0..ininity it is not even evaluating taking alot of time i am attaching both codes kindly help me out

Is there a way to install 2024.1 and keep 2024 there also? i.e. install 2024.1 along side 2024? This way if I find a problem and want to check 2024 I still have it? 

i.e. install Maple 2024.1 in its own folder, separate from Maple 2024, and have its own icon on desktop. 

If I install 2024.1 using Tools->Check for update,  it will overwrite 2024 and not ask me if I want to keep it. At least this is what happened in Maple 2023 and earlier versions. So wanted to ask before I try to do this again, else it will be too late.

If I do not use Tools->Check for updates, and instead download 2024.1 manually from the product web page, will one then be able to install 2024.1 and keep 2024? Or will it also overwrite 2024? I have not tried because I do not know if it will ask me or not.

Maple 2024.

Dear all, in Maple Help exists the documentation of how to use the OpenMaple API Library. But I didn't found a link where to download the necessary libraries. I found e.g. the library maple-0.17.4.jar but it doesn't contain com.maplesoft.openmaple.*

Tahnks for help

A simple visual way to show that the parametric equation of a circle is a helix in our three-dimensional space.
Parametric equation of a circle f1 and f2.
The helix is ​​defined by the intersection of two mutually perpendicular cylindrical surfaces f1 and f2.


restart; with(plots): 
R := 1.;
f1 := x1-R*cos(x3); 
f2 := x2-R*sin(x3); 
PT := implicitplot3d([f1, f2], x1 = -6 .. 6, x2 = -6 .. 6, x3 = -2 .. 12, numpoints = 10000, style = surface, color = [blue, green], transparency = .5):
IT := intersectplot(f1, f2, x1 = -1 .. 1, x2 = -1 .. 1, x3 = -2 .. 12, thickness = 3, axes = normal, grid = [10, 10, 30]): 
display(PT, view = [-6 .. 6, -6 .. 6, -2 .. 12]);
display(PT, IT, view = [-6 .. 6, -6 .. 6, -2 .. 12]); 
display(IT, view = [-R .. R, -R .. R, -2 .. 12], scaling = constrained)

We have just released an update to Maple. Maple 2024.1 includes improvements to the math engine, PDF export, the Physics package, command completion, and more. As always, we recommend that all Maple 2024 users install this update. In particular, please note that this update includes fixes to ODESteps and simplifying integrals, as reported on Maple Primes. Thanks for helping us, and other users, by letting us know!

At the same time, we have also released an update to MapleSim. MapleSim 2024.1.1 includes improvements to FMU import/export, plotting, co-simulation, and more, as well as enhancements to the Web Handling Library.

These updates are available through Tools>Check for Updates in Maple or MapleSim, and are also available from the Download Product Updates section of our web site, where you can find more details.

My worksheet has suddenly begun producing the following error message when executing legitimate commands:

Error, (in cos) type `SymbolicInfinity` does not exist

Why has this worksheet suddenly begun issuing these mysterious error messages and how can it be restored to working order?

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Last Page 4 of 2126