I noticed some problems with pdsolve in 2020. Using Maple 2020 on windows 10 with latest Physics 626.
This PDE now hangs when the timeout is increased. This does not happen in Maple 2019.2.1/
pde := diff(w(x,y),x)+(a*sin(lambda*x + mu)^k * (y-b*x^n -c)^2 + y - b*x^n + b*n*x^(n-1) - c)*diff(w(x,y),y) = 0;
cpu_time := timelimit(60*5,CodeTools[Usage](assign('sol',pdsolve(pde,w(x,y))),output='realtime'));
In Maple 2019.2 it gives
Error, (in trig/reduce/reduce) time expired
Which is good. Since I can now go on to the next PDE.
The hang goes away in Maple 2020 when small timeout is used. For example I just tried 30 seconds timeout instead of 300 or more seconds and it did expire ok.
This tells me that it depends where it was in the kernel at the time. But as a user, I have no way to control this and so I use the same timeout for all the problems.
Do others using Maple 2020 see the same issue? I know that the timeout does not happen at exactly the same amout given, but for this one, I waited for almost 40 minutes and it still did not time out.
Is this a new bug and is there a better way to handle this other than using timelimit()?