Daniel Skoog

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Daniel Skoog is a Product Manager for Maplesoft. He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Queen’s University, Canada and a M.Sc. in Financial Mathematics from Uppsala University, Sweden. Daniel joined Maplesoft in 2011 and has used his applied technical expertise of mathematics, statistics, data analysis and software design to deliver several exciting new releases. Daniel has also contributed several commands to the Maple library, having authored new routines in Statistics, Finance and data analysis.

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@claus christensen : I'm not sure. If you can reproduce any of that behaviour, feel free to let us know. I'm glad to hear that it works and look forward to testing out your package once it's available.

@claus christensen : I'm not sure why you're not seeing the option. Would you mind sending us a copy of your workbook and we'll test it out? You can send it to support (at) maplesoft.com - please add Attention:Daniel to the subject line so that it is forwarded on to me.



I neglected to mention that you can also save a module into a workbook using the variables palette in the workbook tab. To do so, open the Workbook tab, then under the Variables palette, you should see the name of your module. Right-click on the module and select 'Save'; this saves the module to the Workbok, making it into a "package workbook".

I'll also add that if you are just curious about what data is in the country dataset, the GetHeaders command returns a list of available datasets and the GetElementNames command returns the list of countries.

As of Maple 2017, it is now possible to install the CodeBuilder package from the MapleCloud. It is also possible to install CodeBuilder using the new PackageTools:-Install command:

PackageTools:-Install( 5723849212559360 ):

As of Maple 2017, it is now possible to install the DirectSearch package directly from the MapleCloud. It is also possible to install DirectSearch using the new PackageTools:-Install command:

PackageTools:-Install( 5728547235692544 );

@Markiyan Hirnyk : Maple's geographic data is backed by the GeoNames geographical database. GeoNames is an open-source project that collects geographic data from a large collection of data sources. Collecting all of this information is a great endeavour, but it does also mean that data can get out of sync from time to time - this accounts for the differences in what Wikipedia reports vs. the GeoNames data. However, this is something that we can all contribute to. If anyone is interested in taking part, there are numerous ways that you can contribute to GeoNames; see the following frequently asked question, "How can I help?", on the GeoNames forum for more detail. Maplesoft does not plan to formally curate GeoNames data in any way, though we will continue to support this great project and I wouldn't be surprised if several of our employees may regularly contribute in their off-hours.

@Ronan : We've made a few changes in Maple 2017.0 to address some existing concerns for high resolution monitors. Specifically, we've addressed a few issues with the variable manager as well as some issues with plot font sizes. We haven't addressed the issues that @erik10 mentions above, but several of those will be fixed in the first dot update for Maple 2017. As previously mentioned, if you encounter any issues, please do report them to us and we will do our best to resolve the issues as fast as possible.

@Christopher2222 : You might be interested in the ability to add annotations to points and curves in plots in Maple 2017. See https://www.maplesoft.com/products/maple/new_features/Maple2017/Visualization.pdf or the following video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53pvlAcVQ18 for more details.

@erik10 : I purposely left out the question of more uniform scaling of the entire Maple worksheet from my previous answer. In my opinion, that's where Maple needs to get to; if zooming (or scaling) a Maple worksheet meant that everything (plots, images, text, math, components, etc) all scaled proportional to zoom level, that would be even better, however it's still a long ways off and is a rather difficult project that may require a drastic rework of Maple's current model. That said, some of the fixes that I refer to in my previous are in fact for plots, so hopefully you'll see incremental improvements as we go.

Issues with high resolution displays have definitely been on our radar for a while now. We took steps in Maple 2015 to begin to address these issues, however there are still many issues that remain. I would encourage everyone to continue to add comments and file tickets with us (either here or via the submit change request form on MaplePrimes or the beta forum). We are working on fixes for several of the issues named in this post and we will continue to work to try to resolve all issues as fast as we can.

To give some more context, this is a bit of a tricky project for our team as we are required to work around a couple of issues with Java as well as some Windows limitations; it was mentioned above that many laptops are using default text zoom of 200% - this is something that Windows actually cautions against doing as it "may lead to unexpected behaviour" so it's interesting that some laptop manufacturers are shipping with it as a default. That being said, we still want Maple to "just work" regardless of these issues, so we are going to continue investigating fixes - in fact, we're already testing some fixes for several of the aforementioned issues for a future release of Maple.

In the meantime, one thing that you may try in order to get around the stated issues with cluttered help menus (and potentially some others) is to revert the default text scaling to 100% and to instead apply DPI scaling to scale the interface as well as the text. I do definitely understand that this isn't an optimal suggestion to give to a classroom of students, but it may help in the short term.



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@Markiyan Hirnyk Agreed. I'll add an internal ticket to give more detail on output (and other parts of this page too).

It doesn't really cut down the number of steps, but the Import command supports an output option that allows you to give a desired output format. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to support Vector, so you still need to convert from Matrix to Vector, but I figured I'd mention it just in case you were really just looking for a rtable.

data := Import("http://fs3.fex.net/get/245716150875/11071260/data.txt",format="CSV",output=Matrix);
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