Maple 2015 Questions and Posts

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can I extract a certain non numeric degree from an expression?

for example, I want to get degree "n-1" from "x^(n-1)+y".


any thoughts? 

Here we have a very brief introduction to the use of embedded components, but effective for the study of the polynomials in operations and some products made with maple 2015 to strengthen and raise the mathematics today.

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Starting with Maple 18, the Print to PDF feature caused the document page to be hard-aligned at the left margin of the page. Maple 2015 still seems to have this problem / bug.

Does anyone else have the same problem? Has a work-around been posted? Is a fix in the works after nearly 9 months?


Let M and K be given positive integers.

I struggle with how to write efficiently this formula in Maple,mainly because it sums over *pairs* of integers K1 and K2, with the given property that "K1+2*K2=K":




sum { M!/(M-K1-K2)! * K!/(K1! * K2)! * 1/M^K * 1/2^K2 : such that K1 + 2*K2 = K}

The "!" means factorial.

Why the command


coeff(sum(x^i,i=0..999)^500,x,2) prints


Error, unable to compute coeff??


I believe, that memory/cpu issues are not a relevant answer here.



coeff(sum(x^i,i=0..998)^500,x,2) gives the correct result.


coeff(sum(x^i,i=0..998)^500,x,200) is ok.

How do I compute coeffs of longer sums?Or why this limitation is imposed by Maple Server?

print(`output redirected...`); # input placeholder
   d ph                                                     
   ---- = (1 - yc) pc + yh prj + urd prd + ugd pgd - yc ph,

     d pc                        d pa               
     ---- = yc ph - (2 - yc) pc, ---- = pc ya - pf,
      dt                          dt                

     d prj                 d prd                     
     ----- = pa yrj + prj, ----- = pa yrd - prd urd,
      dt                    dt                       

     d pgd                     
     ----- = pa ygd - pgd ugd,

     d pf                                          
     ---- = (1 - ygd - yrj - yrd) pa + (1 - yh) prj
ics := ph(0) = 1, pc(0) = 0, pa(0) = 0, prj(0) = 0, prd(0) = 0, pgd(0) = 0, pf(0) = 0;
print(`output redirected...`); # input placeholder
   ph(0) = 1, pc(0) = 0, pa(0) = 0, prj(0) = 0, prd(0) = 0,

     pgd(0) = 0, pf(0) = 0


i write this equations in maple

but i get this error


Error, (in dsolve) ambiguous input: the variables {pa, pc, pf, pgd, ph, prd, prj} and the functions {pa(0), pc(0), pf(0), pgd(0), ph(0), prd(0), prj(0)} cannot both appear in the system

can anyone help me?



Could someone help me understand what is happening to this procedure. When I run it, I get the subject error. Thanks.

game := proc()
  local player1, player2, roll;
  roll := rand( 1..6 );
  player1 := roll():
  player2 := roll(2):
  if player1>player2 then "A wins"
  elif player1=player2 then "Tie"
  else "B wins"
  end if;
end proc:

Dear friends.

I need a simple approach for reading a specified line of a text file.

FileTools[Text] module allows to count the lines. By sequential reading of lines it's possible to reach any position in the file. But for large file this takes a lot of time.

FileTools[Position] allows to set/get position in the file, but the position is counted in bytes.

Are there any workarounds for the problem or the use of Database Package is more preferable?

This might seem easy but i am a total beginner in Maple and i really need to know how to do this. If i have an expression like this:

X^2 + 3*y + 3*z + X^7

where (y) and (z) are constants of unknown values. I need to integrate the expression over an interval for example (from 1 to 10) so that the answer would still be in terms of (y) and (z).

Would anyone please help me and give me the right expression for writing this on Maple?

Thanks in advance.

In case anyone is interested, we recently posted a new application on the Application Center,

Time Series Analysis: Forecasting Average Global Temperatures

While interesting in itself (well, I think so, anyway), this application also provides tips and techniques for analyzing time series data in Maple, and shows how to access online data sets through the new data sets functionality in Maple 2015.


I'm looking at Maple as a possible alternative to Mathcad (which I've been using for years, but is now very jaded compared to other options like Maple and Mathematica).  I'm a civil engineer and for what I do, one of the better features of Mathcad is the way it handles units.  For example, if I specify an angle in degrees (say phi=30 degrees) and then ask for sin(phi), I get 0.5.  At face value, I though Maple would do the same kind of thing.  However, this doesn't appear to be the case (see attached worksheet).  The only workaround that I can see is to specify the angle in degrees (but without assigning ) and then multiply the specified value by pi/180 (to convert to radians) before passing it to the sin function.  Which is all a bit messy and not at all an attractive solution.

Am I misunderstanding the way units work in Maple and is there a clean way of specifying angles in degrees (which is what engineers work with) and using these values directy in trig functions?

Thanks in anticipation,


I am very new to Maple and am wondering how i would install a package. The package I am trying to install is located at 

I am using Maple 2015 on windows 8. Any advice would be useful

Hi everyone!

I use two "ArrayTools:-Copy" commands to copy elements from Vector A to Vector B.

A := LinearAlgebra:-RandomVector(10); A := convert(A, Vector[row]);
B := Vector[row](10); ArrayTools:-Copy(2, A, 1, B, 1); ArrayTools:-Copy(2, A, 7, B, 7); B;

My question is: Could I obtain the same result using only one command?

P.S. I tried to use "ArrayTools:-BlockCopy", but didn't get correct result.


I want to retrieve all the commands input by user in a maple document saved on disk. How this can be done? DocumentTools:-Retrieve permits to receive only the labeled expressions but not the input commands.

Maple function plot allows to build a linear plot for two vectors, when one vector contains X coordinates, another -- Y coordinates (similar to plot below):

Is it possible to build such a plot for several Y-vectors like this:



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