Thomas Madden

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Thanks Jacques. Although I am not sure I want to be on the first page in the ranking. It gives people the impression I might actually know something about Maple. My current user knowledge is only good for answering the most basic questions and even then I might not give the best method. Congrats on 600+ it looks like alec is not going to stay at the top for long. I do miss his post though. Maybe he is watching afar and this will give him incentive to start posting again. Thomas
Thanks for the quick reply. I thought that was the case but I was not certain.
Thanks for the quick reply. I thought that was the case but I was not certain.
It works beautifully in Maple 11. Unfortunately, I get the same error message in Maple 10. I am reluctant to make any changes since my procedure writing skills are limited and I will undoubtedly make poor choices that Robert will have to correct. Additionally, Maple 11 is really outstanding so if you are in a position to upgrade I highly recommend it.
It works beautifully in Maple 11. Unfortunately, I get the same error message in Maple 10. I am reluctant to make any changes since my procedure writing skills are limited and I will undoubtedly make poor choices that Robert will have to correct. Additionally, Maple 11 is really outstanding so if you are in a position to upgrade I highly recommend it.
That will be very useful for me as well. Thanks!
That will be very useful for me as well. Thanks!
Georgios, Great link, thanks for posting it. Thomas
Georgios, Great link, thanks for posting it. Thomas
JacquesC, Thanks, that helps a lot. I understand it much more clearly now. I am glad too, since it is a very useful technique.
JacquesC, Thanks, that helps a lot. I understand it much more clearly now. I am glad too, since it is a very useful technique.
Alex, I was hedging a little. I was remembering a discussion at comp.soft-sys.math.maple in which I picked up this technique. I just found it but I have not completely read through it again Wrong Limit Answer. I had forgotten that in that discussion the limit was a two variable case. My concern was an interchange of sum and limit and I was not sure if that might be a concern in general when using this technique. See the comment in that discussion by Robert Israel. So, although it does not seem to occur in this example, I an not certain that it will not occur in other circumstances when it is unjustified. So I was hoping one of the experts like you or JacquesC might comment before I mislead others. Thanks, Thomas
Alex, I was hedging a little. I was remembering a discussion at comp.soft-sys.math.maple in which I picked up this technique. I just found it but I have not completely read through it again Wrong Limit Answer. I had forgotten that in that discussion the limit was a two variable case. My concern was an interchange of sum and limit and I was not sure if that might be a concern in general when using this technique. See the comment in that discussion by Robert Israel. So, although it does not seem to occur in this example, I an not certain that it will not occur in other circumstances when it is unjustified. So I was hoping one of the experts like you or JacquesC might comment before I mislead others. Thanks, Thomas
Jacques, thanks for your reply. I have only been using Maple since version 9.5 so I am still a novice. In addition to what I posted above, the best advice I can offer to anyone that is new is to come to this site daily and read comments posted by experts like you. I read all of the comments you have posted along with comments from the other experts who post here. I am grateful that all of you for taking the time to do this. In terms of the worksheet vs. document debate I can only say that for my purposes document mode, or 2-D math notation whether it be in document or worksheet mode, offers a dimension of Maple that is very useful. In addition to making test and handouts I can use it for instruction in an interactive way. The advantage being that students see the problem in standard math notation and no additional explanation is required for Maple notation. Most of the students I teach take math because it is required and if I am able to capture their attention any added explanation due to CAS notation can easily overwhelm them. Ironically, for the very same reason document mode or 2-D notation in general is very appealing to me since it allows me to see and interact with mathematics in the same representation that is used by mathematicians in text. In this sense I think Maplesoft is very forward thinking and way ahead of the competition, it is the beginning of the next generation of CAS. So I am hoping that some of the more experienced users will see its potential and start to invest some of there time into its development. Thomas
Jacques, thanks for your reply. I have only been using Maple since version 9.5 so I am still a novice. In addition to what I posted above, the best advice I can offer to anyone that is new is to come to this site daily and read comments posted by experts like you. I read all of the comments you have posted along with comments from the other experts who post here. I am grateful that all of you for taking the time to do this. In terms of the worksheet vs. document debate I can only say that for my purposes document mode, or 2-D math notation whether it be in document or worksheet mode, offers a dimension of Maple that is very useful. In addition to making test and handouts I can use it for instruction in an interactive way. The advantage being that students see the problem in standard math notation and no additional explanation is required for Maple notation. Most of the students I teach take math because it is required and if I am able to capture their attention any added explanation due to CAS notation can easily overwhelm them. Ironically, for the very same reason document mode or 2-D notation in general is very appealing to me since it allows me to see and interact with mathematics in the same representation that is used by mathematicians in text. In this sense I think Maplesoft is very forward thinking and way ahead of the competition, it is the beginning of the next generation of CAS. So I am hoping that some of the more experienced users will see its potential and start to invest some of there time into its development. Thomas
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