Maple 2019 Questions and Posts

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When typing 


Maple evaluates the intermediate result which is cos(2*Pi/3)+I*sin(2*Pi/3) and  gives

Is there a way to tell it not to do this? I'd like to see the result as when typing


Is there an option or method to tell Maple not to immediate evaluation in the above? it can do evaluate next time the expression is used.


I was wondering why Maple hangs on this first order heat pde (waited for more than 15 minutes)

pde:= diff(u(x,t),t)= diff(u(x, t), x$2) - 9*diff(u(x,t),x);
ic:=u(x, 0) = exp(45/10*x)*(5*sin(Pi*x) + 9*sin(2*Pi*x) + 2*sin(3*Pi*x));

It shows it hangs here:

Trying HINT = _F1(x)*_F2(t)
                           Trying given functional HINT ...
                     Third set of solution methods successful

Mathematica solves this very quickly and returns

heqn = D[u[x, t], t] == D[u[x, t], {x, 2}] - 9*D[u[x, t], x];
ic = u[x, 0] == Exp[45/10 x]*(5 Sin[Pi*x] + 9 Sin[2*Pi*x] + 2 Sin[3*Pi*x]);
bc = {u[0, t] == 0, u[1, t] == 0};
sol = DSolve[{heqn, ic, bc}, u[x, t], {x, t}]

I am asking becuase Maple normally have no problem with such PDE's so I was surprised it hangs on this one and was trying to find out why.

Other than using infolevel[pdsolve]:= what other tools should one try to debug where exactly it hangs and why?

Maple 2019, Physics V 350

Dear all,

I am totally new to maple and would like to get an understanding for the "language" and how to work with maple. Thats why I tried to get a simple model from Mathematica into Maple, however, unfortunately, I am not able to initialize the plot I want to generate. Hence, I am wondering if someone could please help me here. My code looks as follows:

P[t] := a*ED[t - 1] + P[t - 1]

ED[t] := DC[t] + DF[t];

DC[t] := c(P[t] - P[t - 1])

DF[t] := b(F - P[t])

my initial conditions are:

a := 1
c := 0.75
b := 0.2
F := 100
P[0] := F
P[1] := F + 1

Now I would like to see how P[t] develops for t from 0 to 100, but I get the error "Error, (in Plot) Plot([ED[t-1]+P[t-1], t = 0 .. 100]) is not a valid command; see the plot help page" However, I am not able to get a grip on the helppage information. Hence I would be very glad if someone could help me here please.

Thank you in advance!

Best, Alex



Should Maple handle this error internally and may be give no solution if it can't solve it instead of this  error?

When setting boundary condition to zero, maple gives error below. Heat PDE in a sphere. No angle dependency. Only the radial part.

pde:=diff(u(r,t),t)= 1/r*diff(r*u(r,t),r$2); #Laplacian in spherical
bc := u(1,t) =0;
pdsolve([pde,ic,bc],u(r,t),HINT =boundedseries(r=0)) assuming t>0

Error, (in assuming) when calling 'ln'. Received: 'when calling 'ln'. Received: 'numeric exception: division by zero''

Adding assumptions such as 0<r,r<1 did not help.

Physics version 348. Maple 2019 on windows 10. Is there something I am doing wrong? 


Maple has powerful tools to manager styles of its documents. Similar to word processors, it is possible to set up font and paragraph options. Unfortunately, the styles of Help System, as I understand, are completely unchangeable. Meanwhile, it makes sense to improve the view of Help pages. Say, Help’s hyperlinks are pale and unpleasant  for eyes. Maybe, are there some hidden options for changing Help styles?

Why does Maple display eval(diff(f(r),r),r=C)=0;  differently when C is a number?


I wanted the first one to display the same as the second one. First one looks confusing. it looks like taking derivative w.r.t to C. Is there a way to make the first one look like:


I am having issues with switching from math mode to text mode, when it comes to adding a new line of text under a line of math mode, without evaluating the math. In a previous version of Maple (not sure witch one, probably Maple 2018), I would switch from math mode to text mode by using the shortcut "command + T", followed by hitting the "->" button on the keyboard and then hit enter to start a new line in text mode. But this does not work in the latest version of maple. Does anyone have a solution for this problem?

Also, is there a way to remove the "toolbox" (i.e. "solve for"/"expand"/"simplify"/"isolate"/etc.), so it only appears when right-clicking on the expression you want to edit?

It's no secret that I liked the older versions of Maple, but I'd very much appreciate some assistance with the 2019 version!

Kind regards,


I am trying to get this to work

{seq(isolve({a = k, irem(a*b, 10000) = 2391}), k = 1 .. 9999)}

but am not getting any answer. One solution is irem(297*9503, 10000).

I am learning how to use dchange in Maple. I can do  something as dchange(x=t^2) OK, but I need to do dchange(x=t^n) where "n" is meant to be a parameter that I can later use subs on to set it to any number I want.  But I do not know how to tell Maple that "t" is the new variable and that "n" is meant to be used as constant or parameter.

As an example, this works


But this does not work


It used "n" above as new variable. So the dependent variable which was z(x) became z(t,n). 

So I need to tell Maple that "t" is the new variable only and not "n" as well. 

Is it possible to do this in Maple?

Maple 2019 on windows.


My Maple Worksheets (not Maple Documents) have lots of explanetory Text blocks [..... surounding executable Math blocks ([> ..... I often insert mathematical symbols, most commonly subscripted variables, in these Text blocks.  For a simple example, consider the text block entered as

[This is a test of a subscripted variable "CTL-R" h__0 "CTL-T" in a text block.

The "CTL-R" (quotes are not actually entered) is the short cut to go into math mode, and "CTL-T" exits math mode and returns to text mode and the double underscore produces an atomic subscripted variable.

The text block actually will look like

[This is a test of a subscripted variable h0 in a text block.

The problem occurs when I reexecute the worksheet. The Text block actually produces output labeled with an equation number. For my simple example above the Text block becomes

[This is a test of a subscripted variable h0 in a text block.

[                                              h0                                                   (1)


where the two lines started by [ are actually merged with one expanded [ for the Text block with its output. To get rid of the unwanted output, I have to put my curser over the h0 that is in the Text body (not the output h0) and hit "Shift-F5". The output h0 with its equation number disappears.  If there are a number of simple math expressions in a text block, I have to process them one at a time with "Shift-F5". This takes up a lot of time. With earlier Maple versions (~2015 or earlier) I used to fly through Text blocks using the shortcuts "Ctl-R" and "Ctl-T" and these Text blocks produced no output when the worksheet was reexecuted. 

Starting with Maple 2016 I could enter math expressions in Text blocks using the shortcuts, but I could not copy and paste  a Text block with inline math expressions without the expressions becoming "live" in the copied block.  Starting with Maple 2017 all my Text boxes with math expressions began executing the math and producing output.

I gave up on Maple 2017 and 2018.  I have finally made the jump from Maple 2016 to Maple 2019, in part, because I finally discovered the "Shift-F5" trick to make math expressions in a Text block inactive.

Does anyone know how to make the default behaviour of Maple with math expressions in a Text block to be "Don't execute the math and produce output in the Text block"?

I would post an actual example worksheet, except I have never been successful whenever I have tried to upload a worksheet. I hope my description above is adequate.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Neill Smith




restart; with(VectorCalculus)

r := `<,>`(sin(t), cos(t), t)

Vector(3, {(1) = 0.2739493386e-115+0.2739493386e-115*I, (2) = 1.0-0.7504824014e-231*I, (3) = t})





Because Debian Linux is not officially supported by Maple, I would like to know if is there anybody who is able to provide following information:

1. is possible in principle to operate Maple 2018-2019 on Debian 9 Linux?

2. how to install Maple 2018 or 2019 on Linux Deian 9 (Stretch)? Are there required some specific Tweaks and Hints?

Thanks in advance for any help...

Is this an expected behaviour for simplify/size

I was simplifying a result from pdsolve, but did not check that the solution was null or () before calling simplify.

It turns out that  simplify((),size)  returns size for this. I find this is very strange.

I would have expected it to return ().

I can fix this by checking that sol is not null before calling simplify ofcourse. But the question is, why does simplify((),size) return size? What is the logic for this? From help:

The simplify(expr, size) calling sequence is used to attempt simplifying the expression size, performing only collections and simple decomposition of fractional powers in the coefficients - sometimes taking advantage of linear factors when they exist. No other mathematical simplifications of the expression or its subexpressions is performed. These operations, while simple and with low computational cost, may remarkably structure the expression and reduce its size.

is it possible what happens is this: becuase "sol" was null, the call simplify(sol,size) has actually become simplify(size) and the result is size.  So because the first slot in the call was (), it was ignored during the call and the first parameter became size insteal of sol?

Maple 2019 on windows 10.

Earlier smoothly working generation of normal distribution in v. 2019 unexpectedly shows the error:

RandV  := Statistics[RandomVariable](Normal(0, 1));
Statistics[Sample](RandV, 10);

Error, (in p) unable to convert Float(undefined) to an integer


I'm trying to create an ellipsoid using spherical coordinates.

                   "x^2 + y^2/4 + z^2/9 = 1" how can I enter this?

This is what I have , but shape show up really crazy



[An edited and reposted version of this Question, which has subsequently been deleted, specifically asked that the plot be done by making a small adjustment to Maple's spherical coordinates. The deleted version also named the ellipsoid E, a detail which is important for understanding correctly the OP's subsequent integration Question. --Carl Love acting as a Moderator]

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