Tim Van Dusen

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Well done!

Thank you very much!

Well done!

Thank you very much!

Thank you very much!

Thank you very much!

I just tried it again with the update and got the same results. Thanks for the suggestion.

I tried it and it didn't work. Although it came up, it would not load or save a file. It was as if it did not recognize the file system enough to know where to start. When I clicked - file save as, it did nothing. That didn't inspire confidence in the idea that even if I got that fixed, I wouldn't encounter other compatibility issues.

I figure I'll just try it again in XP mode in Win7. That's what I had intended to do anyhow, after someone from Maple said it would likely not work in 64-bit Win7. However I had installed it in both and then ended up activating it in Win7, thinking I was in the other mode, which is how I ended up finding out about the file open and save problem.

Thanks.

 I'll give it a try, and if it doesn't work I'll try it in the virtual XP mode in Win7.

This is well deserved. I've learned so much by reading your posts here!

In reference to the possibility of a worksheet gaining the functionality, that may be a fine addition to the embedded component fix. However, my preference is the embedded component. If it was output to the worksheet, and if there were much output, I think a constant redraw of the worksheet as may occur with this sort of thing, would be very distracting. The really nice thing about the embedded text component, is that it can be sized, the output sent to it, and then it can be scrolled to view the output. A "floating" component, in my opinion would be even nicer. That way it could be placed conveniently anywhere on the screen.

I wonder if anyone else has a preference?

In reference to the possibility of a worksheet gaining the functionality, that may be a fine addition to the embedded component fix. However, my preference is the embedded component. If it was output to the worksheet, and if there were much output, I think a constant redraw of the worksheet as may occur with this sort of thing, would be very distracting. The really nice thing about the embedded text component, is that it can be sized, the output sent to it, and then it can be scrolled to view the output. A "floating" component, in my opinion would be even nicer. That way it could be placed conveniently anywhere on the screen.

I wonder if anyone else has a preference?

With this discussion in mind, I'm going to become better acquanted with maplets - something I've worked with very little. I agree with you about a preference for embedded components over the maplets, but am now quite skeptical about their continued functionality. Thanks for sticking with this thread - helping to bring about this final resolution

With this discussion in mind, I'm going to become better acquanted with maplets - something I've worked with very little. I agree with you about a preference for embedded components over the maplets, but am now quite skeptical about their continued functionality. Thanks for sticking with this thread - helping to bring about this final resolution

I really appreciate you giving that a try. That information with what Robert had mentioned about the reason for changes to the functionality in Maple 12 makes sense now. I'm not crazy about the change, but it does explain the change.

The only problem now, is that it puts us (or me at least) back at square-one concerning trying to visibly show activity while within the loop and prior to returning from the function - if I were to use Maple 12.

I suppose something else rather unusual could be done, such as writing the information to a disk file as previously suggested, and then adding to that, the spawning of a second process to read and display the contents of that file periodically while the loop within maple was running. Do you have any ideas?

I really appreciate you giving that a try. That information with what Robert had mentioned about the reason for changes to the functionality in Maple 12 makes sense now. I'm not crazy about the change, but it does explain the change.

The only problem now, is that it puts us (or me at least) back at square-one concerning trying to visibly show activity while within the loop and prior to returning from the function - if I were to use Maple 12.

I suppose something else rather unusual could be done, such as writing the information to a disk file as previously suggested, and then adding to that, the spawning of a second process to read and display the contents of that file periodically while the loop within maple was running. Do you have any ideas?

Unless I'm misinterpretting something, Doug has mentioned further down that the TextArea0 does indeed update prior to the function returning, with Maple 12 in WinXP and you are saying it doesn't.

My interpretation of all this is:

1.) The original poster of this thread, wanted to have a procedure with a loop that he could call once, and let it run for up to ten hours or so. Within that loop would be some processing, as well as a visible update somewhere (preferably the screen) to indicate the processing was occurring.

2.) The sample I showed, could do that, but only by writing to a TextArea.

3.) My example would run forever, all the while being able to update a textarea at particular intervals. However, it worked for me in Maple 11 within WinXP, but not for you in WinXP with version 12. But a similar loop scenario worked for Doug with Maple 12 in WinXP. I'm confused about all this.

Please try my worksheet:  2timv.com/math/maple/loopTest/loopTest.zip  using Maple 12 in WinXP and let me know if BEFORE the function call returns, the TextArea updates with a's every second or so. This might help clear up some of the confusion in my mind.

 updated - I just made the file above a .zip file because it was being changed from a .mw to a .xml by this forum's formatting.

 

 
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