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This question is directed at Maplesoft employees. I am not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, but I don't know where else to ask.

I use my desktop machine at home and my tablet at university, so would like to have Maple installed on both machines. Currenly I have Maple installed on the tablet. The tablet is for portability, but at home, Maple is easier to use on the desktop due to the bigger screen and keyboard.

I can't afford to pay for 2 licenses, and I am not sure that many students can. Can Maplesoft change the licensing model to include a second license for $50? I bought Maple 18 for $132, and would be happy to pay $50 for a second license. This way, Maplesoft can make more money, and the student can use Maple in better ways.

Thanks.

EDIT: I also bought the Mathematics Survival Kit, mainly because it featured prominantly in the Maple webstore, and integrates with Maple. Information about the MSK were sparse, and so I was really buying blind, based solely on my good image of Maple. I found the MSK to be terrible, and because of it's association with Maple, tarnished Maple's image for me. 

I recommend Maple to people, but I also warn them about buying add-ons, based on my experience with the MSK, which is truly terrible.

Hi Maple friends.

I created this table using the table component from the componwnts palette. But I can't plot it - Maple just plots the second column as horizontal lines. I want the first column to be the x values, and the second column to be the y values. How can I plot it? 

Also, the table component automatically generates the the incremental values starting from 1, so I only need to create a 1 column table. But how can I plot the table, using the auto generated values?

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: There is a 'embedded plot window' component, which may somehow plot data in the table component, but I can't get it to work. I've tried dragging the table component into it with no succes.

 

Hi Maple friends.

If I have y=-x^2+9 and y=x+3, how can I find the area that is bounded by the functions? 

Easy enough to calculate by hand, but I need to use Maple to check my answers. Most preferably I'd like to use the Maple context menu to get the result, but any solution will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Hi Maple friends.

Maple tends to spit out results(which comprise of variables) in very complicated forms, and I have to use the context menu to select 'simplify' to reduce them.

Is there a setting which will automatically simplify Maple's output?

Thanks in advance.

Hi Maple friends.

For the function x^3-3*x^2-24*x+8, I right-click and choose "Evaluate at a point", and then enter the x value to evaluate.

Maple ouputs 

eval( x^3-3*x^2-24*x+8, [x = -2]);

36

But I would like to evaluate at x=-2,4,6, 9.

How can I quickly do this, without having to right-click for all points? If there is any Maple employee reading this, please provide a function in the context menu to evaluate at more than one point. It becomes very tedious when I have 10 functions and need to evaluate up to 10 points for each function.

Thanks in advance.

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