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The following code yields "false" for the trace being non-negative.  This, however, is incorrect.

A look at the final expression for the trace shows it is a sum of products of positive values.

Does anyone know what the problem is?



n := 3;

p := 2;

Y := Matrix(n, p, symbol = y);

W := Matrix(n, n, symbol = w, shape = symmetric);

for i to n do

for j to n do

assume(w[i, j], RealRange(0, 1))

end do:

end do:

d := DiagonalMatrix(W . Matrix(n, 1, 1))

is(simplify(Trace(simplify(Transpose(Y) . (d-W) . Y))) >= 0)

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?


Maple returns typographic the functions applied in a definition, which hardens the reading. Can anybody hint me on what to do to change this setting? Also symbolic variables are not being calculated:


All the best,

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,


Hi Experts

The following code

P := plot3d(cos(x)*cos(y), x = -Pi .. Pi, y = -Pi .. Pi);
exportplot("./test.eps", P, "eps");

results in a very different exported image, depending on if it is executed from a .mw file or a .mpl. How can I get the .mpl export to look like the .mw export?

Details: I understand that .mpl might require adding axes=boxed, but especially the orientation is very odd. It doesn't even orient it like the ASCII plot.

Hi Maple Expert,


c = exp(exp(x*beta)*(r-1)/(1+varphi*exp(x*beta)))


ln(r) = varphi*exp(x*beta)*(r-1)/(1+varphi*exp(x*beta))-1

Please help me, and thank you in advance.





Good Morning,


Can anyone help on an Excel linking problem (and in general DB, non-SQL data sets)  for data lookup.   


I have several static data sets stored in flat files like Excel (xls) format. 


I understand Maples connectivity via the import function to an array.  I also understand the export and use of Maple from within Excel vi the add-in..


When doing data lookups it is not convienet to import the entire database and is memory intensive for large data sets.  As such it is much more convienenit to open/attach like the old ODBC connectivity schemes.   The goal is to open/attach to the data file (xls), search a column and return other column's data as a subset for further analysis in maple.  An example would be a steel properties xls file.

My Maple worksheet is calculating the dynamic loads and stresses of an object.  With that answer of say stress, I want to link to my excel data file and search the Yield strength and return the material name and props for those grades of steel that have yield strength greater than 1.5 times my caclulated answer.


This can then be returned into a smaller array for further analysis using Maple with different properties of my retrieved subset.  The link would be closed after getting the subset.


I have read all the Maple document Excel help info and the excel add-in info which is the wrong direction.   I can easily code this search into a vlookup within excel - but completely defeats the purpose for using Maple in the first place.   Again, importing is not a method as these data sets are static and come from various sources like "AMS" which need to live outside maple.


I have looked into FileTools pakcage and old C type fopen, scanf, etc. without much luck on Maple implementation.   The fopen seems to be for text or csv data sets?   according to the documentation.  But, I'll keep looking while waiting any replies.


Any assistance very appreciated.











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).

Dear friends~

Recently I wanted to create some funny gif with Maple based on other interesting pictures but I met some problems:(1)I read many commands in ImageTools but few can aid me.(2)If I use “plot(,background=file_address)”,then the whole background will be filled with pictures but I just want it to be a part of my gif.I finally noticed that “plot3d(,image=file_address)”can realize my idea to some extents if I adjust orientation’s value  suitably.

However,I still think my operations can be improved(for example,my code consumes a fair amount of  memory) and there maybe one better approach to be good too. Hence I upload my code and sincerely look forward your suggestions and help~

#Janesefor do it in 2019/4/15 13:20 with Maple2018~
# smile.jpg's address

display(seq(display(textplot3d([0,1,4.5,cat(str[1..ha])],align='right'),textplot3d([0,3.5,-4.5,"By Janesefor ~"],align='right'),plot3d([0,s,t],subs(y=ha-1,[s=y-dy..y+dy,t=location_func-dz..location_func+dz])[],image=cat(image_file,"smile.jpg"),axes=none,scaling=constrained,orientation=[180,90,-180],view=[default,0..10,-5..5],glossiness=0,lightmodel=light4)),ha=[`$`(1..nops([str]))]),insequence=true);


Please, is there a free trial version of Maple for students? If, so, please, where can I find it?

Thanks in advance.

Hi, I am struggling a bit animating a result that I have.

Let me explain.

I solved numerically some equations for me movement of a rolling disc and a bar bolted to the center of the disc.

So I have a long list of values for:

x[h] for the horizontal position of the disc
beta[h] for the rotation of the disc
theta[h] for the rotation of the bar

and so on...

Then I created a procedure that, for a given instant "h", maple plots the disc and the bar correctly.

Now I want to anumate this procedure that should depend only on the instant h and I cannot perform it.
Maybe the error comes from the fact that there are not functions involved but numerical data, or maybe it is the fact that disc radius and bar lenght are assigned outside the procedure.

Any help would be appreciated.

This is the file:

i want to calculate the eigenvalues and  the spectral radius of this matrix can anyone help me 

B:=Matrix([[a, -b, e], [c, l, d], [-e, -k, m]]

When I tried to solve the following integral, Maple returns it unevaluated. What am I doing wrong?

int(ln(a^2+x^2)/(a^2+x^2)^n, x = 0 .. infinity)

I have a system of equations to solve. After that I get a lot of solutions (in attached example it is not such a big number, but I have larger system with hundreds of solutions). After that I have to put all the solutions into function, one by one and calculate it (for each solution). What is the best way to that? For small number of solutions I did it manually.    

Here is this example:


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