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Dear Maple users,

I have very interesting problem with evaluating of only symbolic equations.

The problem is: (In document mode)
When I try to evaluate all numeric values for example typing 1+2 and press Enter it successfuly evaluates 3.
But when I try to evaluate symbolic values for example x + y nothing happens.

I tried lots of things to solve this, but no luck.
Shortly if the equation contains only numbers it evaluates successfuly.
And if the equation contains one or more symbolic variables like (x, y, z, variable1, test1), it does nothing.

What could be the problem?

(Because of this problem I cannot use the document mode, so I'm using the worksheet mode. Worksheet mode works good, but sometimes it is not calculating like document mode)



System is Windows 7 x64
Maple 2016
8 x 3.50GHz Xeon CPU
128 GB RAM
Windows Language is Turkish, (I tried with also USA English, but no luck either)
Keyboard is Turkish TR, (I tried with also US English, but no luck either)

This is what I'm trying to solve:

I literally just want it to plug in those values for n and spit out a value. This is easy enough for me to do by hand, but I obviously wanted to speed up the process by doing it with Maple. What's wrong here? I clicked the pink links and that didn't help.

From October 19-21, the third installment of the Maple T.A. and Möbius User Summit took place. Making the move back to Europe this year, the three-day conference was held at the beautiful Vienna University of Technology in the heart of Vienna, Austria. The scope of this year’s event expanded to include Maplesoft’s newest product, Möbius, an online courseware environment, which is designed to help academic institutions move their STEM courses online.

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It is possible to display something like:

4 + 3 = x - 1

without Maple actually adding the 4 and 3 and putting that as a 7?


Same idea with sqrt. Is it possible to write sqrt(9) in a worksheet and actually seeing it as square root of 9 rather than a 3. Maple automatically simplifies everything so it's kinda hard to show a step by step process. Is there a way to solve this problem?

To be clear, I am talking about typing this into an active worsheet line. I know I can do a lot of this if I just do text becuase text lines obviously don't execute. They just display text. The reason I need to have this working is becuase sometimes I would have a command line where I want some of it to be excuted and some of it not so I can't just use text.

Thank you


Hello people in mapleprimes,


I wonder if there is not any way to control the timing of substitution.

For  example,


brings mu := c^(a-b)/x. Please note that I made x unevaluated with '' around x, so that,

into the output of mu, the definition of x of (t^(1-s)+s^(1-2*s))^a does not appear.

But, in this case, when I typed the expression of


and clicked return, the definition of x is inserted into the result of 1+m, though

I want x to remain x yet.

Surely, if I wrote ''x'' in stead of 'x', 1+mu does not contain the definition of x.

But, in that case as well, when I have other following calculations, in those the definition 

of x should apear, which I don't like.


On the other hand, when I write as

x:=(t^(1-s)+s^(1-2*s))^a; x:='x';
mu:=c^(a-b)/x; 1+m;

surely as x is initialized once, the result of mu and 1+mu does not cotain the definition of x.

But, in this case, I have to write x:=(t^(1-s)+s^(1-2*s))^a; when I want the definition of x

to be inserted. Though in this case the definition of x is short, original relations I have and

haven't writen above is a little more complicated, so that to insert is not desiable.


Aren't there any good way to evaluate the value of particular variables and to leave them

unevaluated at each time I want to choose each one?


I hope I could have written my question as easly understood.

And, thanks in advance.






When using seq function below in the second call, it does not generate a sequence of functions with 'a' being 1, 2, and 3, and I had expected. 

First seq function call is just to show that it works without the function "x ->" wrapping.

I could of couse use unapply as in the third call, but I had expected the second call to work.

Am I doing anything wrong, or is this a Maple bug?

No need to hurry, esthetics is not a vital issue ... but thanks in advance.

PS : sorry for the syntax errors "waves" generated in the original Word document

Doing the following:

Why is int used when defining F not evaluated to x^2/2 when used to defined function F as shown in (2), when the int is evaluated when used separately in (3)?

Is there a help page which explains why braces provide the partial text evaluation in this code?

RopeLen := 30;RopeAddLen := .5;

plots[textplot]([1, 1, typeset("%1", (({(1/2)*RopeLen}+{(1/2)*RopeAddLen})^2-{(1/2)*RopeLen}^2)^(1/2))])

Hello everyone,

I'm working on a simulation for standing wave to prove that the combination of 2 waves in opposite direction can create standing wave. So I use these:

> restart;
> with(plots):
> W1:=A*cos(omega*t-k*x);

> W2:=A*cos(omega*t+k*x);

> W:=W1+W2;

> SW:=(A,omega,k)->animate(plot,[{W1,W2,W},x=-4..4,y=-4..4,color=[red,green,blue],scaling=constrained],t=0..5,frames=10);

> display(SW(2,2*Pi,5),insequence);

It did work if SW is a function with one variable, now I need 3 variables (A,omega,k);

It said: "Plotting error, empty plot"

Please show me my mistake or an another method. Thank you

I have this matrix


uA := Matrix([[-w^2+x^2+y^2-z^2, -2*(w*y+x*z), 2*(-w*x+y*z)], [2*(-w*y+x*z), w^2+x^2-y^2-z^2, -2*(w*z+x*y)], [2*(w*x+y*z), 2*(-w*z+x*y), -w^2+x^2-y^2+z^2]])

and I would like to evaluate the variables like this


x = -x, y = -y, z = -z, w = -w

I tried this

Eval(uA, x = -x, y = -y, z = -z, w = -w)

but it didnt work.


Any suggestions??


Thank you so much



Hi!! i am working on assignment.

h:= x-> (x^17-x*sin(x^16))/x^49+exp(sqrt(x+8))*ln(abs((cos^4*(x)-5)));


i want to find the value of the h(10)

i use eval , but it comes out a function, not a solution.!!

I have been here before...  My head is full of cotton, as usual.


f := proc (t) 2*t^3+9*t^2-60*t+1 end proc;
df := t->deq;  ## this is most likely one of my problems.
isneg := x -> if is(df(x) < 0) then df(x) else 0 end if;  ## and, another??

The if statement is not fully evauated.

I am missing something.  What?

Tom Dean

Hi everyone,

I have a great problem with the evaluation of following definite integral

> restart;

> int((t-x)^2)/(1+2t+(1/2)t^2-ln(t^2+2t+2)t-ln(t^2+2t+2)+arctan(1+t)t^2+2arctan(1+t)t+ln(2)t+ln(2)-(pi/4)t^2-(pi/2)t)^2,t=0..x)

I have tried different classical commands but Maple doesn't give an answer. Probably, it's just a silly fault.

Does anyone knows how to solve it?




  I have the following code for using "PolynomialSystem" solve equations of polynomial




f:=PolynomialSystem({x+y-3, x^2+y^2-5}, {x, y}):




The output is


x, y
{x = 2, y = 1}, {x = 1, y = 2}
{x = 2, y = 1}
{x = 1, y = 2}
x = 2
y = 1
x = 2, y = 1
-x = -2.
-y = -1.


From what I have seen, I cannot subtract the values of x and y as 2 and 1. Is there any way that I can get the values of solutions of variables, namely I can assign a variable "a" as 2, and the other variable "b" as 1?


Thank you very much!





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