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"A map that tried to pin down a sheep trail was just credible,

 but it was an optimistic map that tried to fix a the path made by the wind,

 or a path made across the grass by the shadow of flying birds."

                                                                 - _A Walk through H_, Peter Greenaway


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These are Posts that have been published by pagan

Quite a few of the Questions under the "Unanswered" tab on the Mapleprimes main page, down around the end of the first page worth of results, do actually contain Comments.

It looks like such responses were not migrated properly as Answers.

Joe Riel once posted a very nice post about a package named "tine" that he wrote to measure performance in Maple.

It is cached here by google.

The page

Is there any other good way to get better Quality Assurance on the items on the Application Center?

It seems that community ratings just aren't adequate. I don't mind that lots of items are a bit thin in the content aspect. But bad advice is a problem.

Take this example, where Matrix-Matrix multiplication is suggested primarily in the following...

Could the Student:-Calculus1:-Hint routine detect that its answer(s) will result in an endless cycle (even if only cycles of length 2)? Maybe it could check, and not make such hints?

Below is just one example. Sure, its hint is not great here, due to which this is not a fantastic example. But I'm still wondering about cycling prevention for Rule&Hint in general.

This is Maple 13.01.

> restart:
> with(Student:-Calculus1):

> Int((x^2+a...

It would be good if we could flag for admin scrutiny not just posts but also user handles.

It might help with this kind of nonsense.

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