The help page for

`StringTools:-FormatTime`

states that the

`%Z`

specifier returns the time zone, if available. On my system (linux), it just returns the string

`"???"`

. For example,

StringTools:-FormatTime("%Z");
"???"

Is there a way to get this to work?

Maple looks quite powerful, but I'm a little confused as to plotting a simple graph such as plotting these 3 data points: 43.69 Apr 08 2004 10:41:45 PDT 40 Apr 07 2004 22:48:47 PDT 32.5 Apr 06 2004 06:13:30 PDT That is, some number vs. a time of day. Thanks very much for any help. - H.

Does anyone know if there is a way to create/display nested piecewise functions in maple? I want a piecewise function where the conditions are themselves piecewise functions. Is that even possible?

After analysing a sketch I came up with two equations describing the sketch.

My first equation looks like: eq1 := tan(X/2) = Vt/Hr;

My second equation looks like: eq2 := tan(X) = (V-Vt)/Hl;

I know the values for Hr, Hl, V so I am left with two unknown values which is angle X and distance Vt.

I have typed these equations in Maple 8 and when I substitute the values Hr, Hl, V then Maple does come up with the correct solution to either angle X or distance Vt. My problem is that I do not want the specific answer to this problem. I need a general answer. That means I want an equation where I can put in any legal values for Hr, Hl, V and then the equation will calculate either Vt or X for me.

Is is possible to add comments in Maple code without gyrating through the LanguageDefinition?
Below is a sample that shows an embedded comment - it would be nice if this were possible.

fn := proc(n)
local x;
# here's my math
x := n + n;
end proc;
C(fn);
int fn(int n)
{
// here's my math
x = n + n;
return x;
}

Hello,

I'm trying to create a piecewise function with vectors instead of constants. So far I have

vf := 3*vx[1] < [6, 1] and vx[1] < [-2, 5], [3, 4]+3*vx[1], 2*vx[1] < [8, -4] and -vx[1] < [2, -5], [1, 9]+2*vx[1], -3*vx[1] < [-6, -1] and -2*vx[1] < [-8, 4], [9, 5]

This won't convert to a piecewise function. However, if the vectors are in the form (1,2) instead of [1,2] (ie. with parentheses instead of braces), it works. Is there any way to convert them at this stage or earlier, when I have then as individual functions (for example: 3*vx[1] < [6, 1])?

Thanks for the help,

Am

Hi Friends
My name is Sayed Hoseini and I am PhD student in University of Wollongong. Could you please have a look on this problem and let me know about any package/s which might be used for solving that?
I came across to this problem in my research:
We have a linear system including two differential equations and two variables; For example consider the following system:
L*U=H
Where:
[diff(,x$2)+I*w q ]
L=[ ]
[q diff(,x$2)- I*w]
and
[u(x)]
U=[ ]
[v(x)]
that u and v are functions of x and w, q and H are functions of x too, but fixed and I is the complex argument .

Looking for faster ways to make chi^2 nonlinear fit calculations, for
functions involving integrals, I have compared timings of calculation of chi^2
at a pair of sample points evaluating the integrals by three numerical
methods. In the attached worksheet they are called as follows:
1. chin, using evalf(Int(...))
2. chin2, using the interpolant option (`dsolve/numeric`(sys, range=...))
3. chin3, using evalf(Int(...,method=_d01ajc))
I have obtained timings with Maple 9.5 using first a Celeron 333 MHz under RH7.1
and then a P4 1.8 GHz under Win XP.
My expectation was that the method of the interpolant function were the

How do I create a shared library for use with the define_external command?

In the examples,ExternalCalling help page the following command is used.

> ssystem("cl test1.c -Fetest1.dll -Gz -link -dll -export:f1"):

But this assumes the Microsoft Visual C/C++ compiler.

I want to use the new Watcom compiler included in Maple 10 for Windows.

Bob.

I'm wondering if a Maple guru would comment on the behavior of Implied Multiplication. I was working through an exercise with Maple and ran into the following behavior. Initially I had this: limit(sum(3((1+3*i/n)^3-2(1+3*i/n))/n, i = 0 .. n), n = infinity) = 231/4 which didn't look right since I expected a different result. Ater messing about I tried looking at the operators and when I did this: limit(sum(3((1+3*i/n)^3-(2)*(1+3i/n))/n, i = 0 .. n), n = infinity) = 195/4 I got the answer I expected to see. [note that Maple Primes has distributed the 2 inside the brackets above. In my document it is 2*(1+3/n)]

When using the FunctionChart call from Student[Calculus1] I keep running into a strange problem. As soon as I attempt to change the display size with the view=[x1..x2,y1..y2] option I get a tiny little graph that is no larger than an ordinary icon. Does anyone have a work around for this? As an example this misbehaves on my Maple 10 install: with(Student[Calculus1]) with(Plots) FunctionChart(x^2, x, view = [-2 .. 2, 0 .. 9]) Tim

In the Help section under procedures (or proc) it states:

argseq - the formal parameter names

I just wondered about the use of the word 'formal'.

eg in this simple Maple code

maxim:=proc (a,b,c,d)

max(a,b)+max(c,d)

end proc:

maxim(2,3,5,4);

. . . the formal parameters are a, b, c, d. Is the word 'formal

' being used as "officially recognised" and a=2, b=3 etc. (ie the

order is important or is there

some deeper meaning? I'd appreciate a short example of a proc using

something else besides variable values, or Null.

Thanks

David

Ok, I have the following equations: c'[t] = a[t]*b[t]*k1 - c[t]*k2, a'[t] = (-a[t])*b[t]*k1 + c[t]*k2, b'[t] = (-a[t])*b[t]*k1 + c[t]*k2, c[0] =0, a[0] =10, b[0] =10. I have data for concentration of "c" at all time intervals from 0-16. Here is the data: {0, 0}, {1, 4.98112}, {2, 6.61986}, {3, 7.42423}, {4,7.89529}, {5, 8.20004}, {6, 8.41008}, {7, 8.56123}, {8,8.67342}, {9, 8.7586}, {10, 8.82442}, {11, 8.87595}, {12, 8.91671}, {13, 8.94923}, {14, 8.97535}, {15, 8.99643}, {16, 9.01351}. I need Maple to Solve the ODE's and optimize the values for k1 and k2 to fit the data usins a least-square method or something along the lins of that. Can someone send me the code for that?

We were wondering if you could help us with a question to Maple:
We have converted a C code directly into Maple code and have found
that Maple runs about a thousand times slower than the C version
(the code is a numerical simulation).
1) Why is this so?
2) How do we make it run faster?

Hi, All,
I'm a Maple primer. I want to solve an ODE numerically and then save the data to file.
I use:
dsol := dsolve({deq,ic}, numeric, range=0..100);
or
dsol := dsolve({deq,ic}, numeric, range=0..100, output=operator);
then how can I print the formated data for some specified t (=1..100, for example) to a data file?
Thanks.
David