I ran the short program below in trying to understand how the read statement works. The read statement output the expected values of a, b, c to the screen. I was curious to find where it had stored the file named 'tempor', so inspected my hard drive in the directory where the program was stored - to find it wasn't there. I then commented the a, b, c statements and the save command so the program is now as in the second version below:
save a, b, c, "tempor";
I ran this program, expecting an error message, but it gave me the same output as before. I again unsuccessfully searched for the file. I then turned the computer off after saving the program, rebooted and ran thhe same program below. It output the same values as before. I'm thinking that Maple creates a special file, and appends it to the program, something like a table. I'm not quite sure how this would be used, as opposed to just stating te values of a, b,c in the program.
Any advice or comments gratefully received.
#save a, b, c, "tempor";