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Recently, I published the following paper.

"Calibration of a radiocarbon age", Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 19: 345–350 (2012).

The paper explains that all radiocarbon dates are inaccurate, due to an error in the handling of the statistics.

The paper has a Supplement, which includes a program to do the statistics correctly:

We have been using MapleTA for many years (since version 1.5) and have version 8 hosted on a Maplesoft server. Recently, we looked into buying the Blackboard connector. It is disappointing that we have not been able to go through with this because of an inadequacy in the connector. As I understand it from our technicians, in Blackboard a course is identified by four attributes ID, year, calendar and title. These account for different presentations of the same course in different...

Hello,

I am experiencing wrong results using the PolynomialIdeals package in Maple 16 (see radical_error.mw). Creating the same ideal with different generators, the radicals computed differ which of course is wrong:

with(PolynomialIdeals);
J := <t*(a+A), A*(b+B+t), b*(a+A), B*a-A*(b+t), (variables = {A, B, a, b, t})>:
J2 := <t*(a+A), A*(b+B+t), b*(a+A), B*(a+A...

Maple 16 introduced dramatic changes to the postscript export facility of 3d plots. This is great news, but some bugs remain. Let me report here about my experience. (Note: Maple 15's 3d ps export was something like an encapsulated bmp, while Maple 16 is a genuine level3 postscript export tool)

The initial release in Maple 16.00 was buggy. In my experience, the export would hang most of the time. An improved release came with Maple 16.01. I have not experienced any...

This does not make any sense to me :-)

restart:
A := Matrix([[seq(i, i = 1 .. 10)], [seq(i, i = 11 .. 20)], [seq(i, i = 21 .. 30)]]):
A[.. -1,..] ;
A[.. -2,..] ;



You would assume that A[..-1,..] would remove the last row but that is not the case!
Instead you have to do A[..-2,..] he he it seems a bit odd!

The MRB constant Z will probably have several parts.

The following example is from the Maple help pages
> with(GraphTheory);
> with(SpecialGraphs);
> H := HypercubeGraph(3);
DrawGraph(H)
 
 


What I would like to do in the MRB constant z,  MRB constant z part2, and etc. is to draw a series of graphs that show the some of the geometry of the MRB constant.

See http://math-blog.com/2010/11/21/the-geometry-of-the-mrb-constant/. I would like to draw a tesseract of 4 units^4, a penteract of 5 units^5, etc and take an edge from each and line the edges up as in Diagram 3:

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As usual I'm asking for your help.

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Download May262012.mw

 

Just a small digression.  It would be nice if the numbers on the x-axis could be rotated or angled so it does not look like they collide with each other.  When the numbers reach the 100's or 1000's there will be congestion. 

This is perhaps a suggestion for a future Maple version as the current versions do not support number rotations on the axis.

 

The Locator object is a nice piece of Mathematica's Manipulate command's functionality. Perhaps Maple's Explore command could do something as good.

Here below is a roughly laid out example, as a Worksheet. Of course, this is not...

Starting from Maple 15, the useful ?plottools/getdata command is added. It tansforms a Maple plot to a Matrix. Unfortunately, the getdata command deals only with Maple plots. The question arises: "How to get a data from bmp, jpg, tiff, pcx, gif, png and wmf formats?" This is used in medicine and engineering. Such question was asked here

A common example to emphasize that it is not OK to bring absolute values inside the integral compares

abs( int( cos(n*x), x=0..Pi ) ) asuming n::integer

and

int( abs( cos(n*x) ), x=0..Pi ) assuming n::integer

Maple correctly formulates the first to 0. But the second expression gives it more trouble, returning two messages:

Warning, unable to determine if (1/2)*Pi*(1+2*_Z7)/n is between 0 and Pi; try to use assumptions or use the AllSolutions option
Warning, unable to determine if (1/2)*Pi*(1+2*_Z8)/n is between 0 and Pi; try to use assumptions or use the AllSolutions option

If there are still doubts to support "long double" in evalhf then there is one more argument to implement them in at least those machines that support it:
CalcInEvalhfFast.mw

P.S. In that well-known holy war about long double supporting in compilers i'm rather on side of "to support them" than on side of (stupid) microsoft visual c++ compiler.

I am a little disappointed in the update frequency of Maple. 

Maple 15 saw one relatively minor update and I don't foresee any more updates for this version before the next release which is unfortunate.  Then again, was Maple 15 refined so good that it didn't need much fixing?  Something tells me no, but please enlighten me otherwise. 

The threshold for updating seems to be getting smaller and smaller.  What I mean by that is, it seems...

I have come across this previously but I never had the energy to report it.
The problem is that there exist a bug in Vector[row] when n>10.

For example run the below code:

restart:
with(LinearAlgebra):
a1 := Vector[row]([seq(w[i], i = 1 .. 5)]);
a2 := Vector[column]([seq(w[i], i = 1 .. 5)]);

a3 := Vector[row]([seq(w[i], i = 1 .. 20)]);
a4 := Vector[column]([seq(w[i], i = 1 .. 20)]);

a1.a2;
a3.a4;

   ...

I recently had a journal article accepted but was told that several of the graphs had to be redone because the axes were not thick enough to reproduce. Unfortunately, Maple has no way to edit the axes for thickness, so I had to export the differential equations to Matlab and integrate them there to get publication quality graphs. I have been having more trouble every year with the quality of Maple's graphics output, and this really puts a cherry on it. I would be pleased as punch if Maple could include a graph editor that would let us customize a graph to make it presentable to publishers. Maple does so many things so well it is a shame to leave this on the back burner.

Rereading this old thread, it's nice to see that some of the wishes for Maple 15 were indeed implemented. I suppose it's a little too late to wish for Maple 16 if it is indeed scheduled for release this coming Spring, but how about our wishes for Maple 17?

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