Unanswered Questions

This page lists MaplePrimes questions that have not yet received an answer

how to convert a function to transition matrix?

how to convert a differential system to transition matrix?


Normally the wheel mouse will scroll a file like it does in just about every other program... but when the mouse is over a code edit region it does nothing ;/ As one is scrolling with the wheel and a code edit region pops up this breaks the flow and requires hoops, I don't like hoops!


Seems most mouse funcitons do not work well in the region. Just trying to select and drag doesn't scroll the region.

Does global optimization toolbox has randomization option it gives same value every time



In addition to defining a function in a standard way, a fast and convenient way to turn a formula (an expression) into a function is to use unapply command (check Maple help center for this command). The following items are about defining functions. 



  1. Define a function midpoint, which returns the average of two arguments given on input. For example, midpoint(2,3) returns 2.5, midpoint(a,b) returns 𝑎+𝑏2. 
  2. b) For two positive natural numbers 𝑎 and 𝑏 we can define the least common multiple lcm(𝑎,𝑏) via their greatest common divisor gcd (𝑎,𝑏), i.e.: lcm(𝑎,𝑏) = 𝑎𝑏gcd (𝑎,𝑏). When 𝑎 and/or 𝑏 are zero, lcm(𝑎; 𝑏)=0. Use the arrow operator and piecewise to define the function my_lcm which returns the least common multiple of two natural numbers. 
  3. c) The quadratic formula allows to write the roots of 𝑝 = 𝑎𝑥2+𝑏𝑥+𝑐 explicitly in terms of 𝑎,𝑏, and 𝑐. 


 Define a piecewise function of 𝑥 so that the value of the function is 0, if 𝑥<−(𝑟1+ 𝑟2+𝑟3) or 𝑥>𝑟1+ 𝑟2+𝑟3, and it is equal to the area of confined region if −(𝑟1+ 𝑟2+𝑟3)<𝑥<𝑟1+ 𝑟2+𝑟3. 



a) Given real values 𝑟1,𝑟2,𝑟3>0, consider the curve of the positive part of the circle with radius 𝑟1+ 𝑟2+𝑟3 and center at the origin and three semi-circles below with radii 𝑟1,𝑟2,𝑟3 so that they are arranged from left to right like the following graph. Define proper functions and plot this graph in Maple for 𝑟1=10,𝑟2=2,𝑟3=8. 

Hey everyone,

Got another Symbolic question here that I have no idea how to begin. Please help again.


Note that if i is an integer then convert(i,base, 2) will convert i to a binary list (the binary representation of i in reverse order). Then you may use list_to_set to convert  this list to a set. Note that if i runs from 0 to 2^n-1 then list_to_set(convert(i,base,2) )  will run through all subsets of {1, 2, . . ., n}. 

(a) Use this idea to make your own procedure PowerSet which will given n,  produce the powerset of {1, 2, . . . , n}. Show by several examples that your procedure works. For your examples you should get nops(PowerSet(n)) = 2^(n). Check that this is the case.
(b) Use this idea to make a procedure RandSet which given n produces a random subset of {1, 2, . . . , n}. [Use rand to produce a random integer in the range 0..2^n-1 and then convert it to a subset of {1, 2, . . . , n}.]  Do NOT use PowerSet or powerset. Show by examples that it works for small n such as 5, 10, and 20 as well as for large n such as 100. It will even work for n = 1000, but the output will be rather large. On average a random subset of {1,2,...,n} will contain n/2 elements.

Again, please help me with this and thank you in advance. Your assistance is appreciated.

Hi all,

First-time poster here. Got a question for Symbolic Computations and don't know how to do it. Please help me out.

Here is the question: 

There is a one-to-one correspondence between subsets of {1, 2, . . . , n} and binary lists of length n, that is, lists L = [x1, x2 , . . . , xn] where x1, x2, . . . , xn are elements of the set {0,1}.  The correspondence is given by associating to the set S the list L where xi = 1 if i is in S and 0 if not. For example, the set {1,3,5} corresponds to the list [1,0,1,0,1,0,0] if n = 7.

(a) Write a procedure list_to_set whose input is a binary list and whose output is the corresponding set. E. g., list_to_set([1,0,1,0,1]) will return the set {1,3,5}. Note that nops(L) is the length of a list.

(b) Write a procedure set_to_list whose input is a pair S,n where S is a subset of {1, 2, . . . , n} and n is a positive integer and whose output is the binary list of length n corresponding to the set S. E. g., if n = 5 then set_to_list({1,3,5},5) will return [1,0,1,0,1].

(c) Show by a few tests that each procedure works. Then apply set_to_list to each set in the powerset of {1, 2, 3, 4} to form all binary lists of length 4. Make a program to print out a table of the following form. (But the order need not be the same as that started below.)

   [0,0,0,0] <-->  {  }
   [1,0,0 0] <--> { 1 }
   [0,1,0,0] <--> { 2 } 

Some extra commas in the output is okay. You may obtain the power set of the set {1,2,...,n} by the command powerset(n); but you must first load the package combinat.

Please let me know if there are any questions. Thank you in advance.

I want to do min max algebra in maple but dont know how to start. What package is required . Can anyone help me. 

Does Maplesoft provide success percentage of this toolbox on benchmark functions?. I cannot see much options in the global solve command (from maple help page) other than population size etc. 

Non-Linear overdetermined equations - which is best method? with less number of iterations

When I use Jacobi it takes 25 iterations.

Any other method which takes less iterations?

I would like to know whether a local optimizer is combined with the present global optimization toolbox?. I read that toolbox has differential evolution and surrogate optimization techniques etc. These methods guarantee near-optimal solutions and it is often recommended to use a local optimization technique in conjunction with global optimization techniques. 

I search saveplot and sleep function here

i had kept close filename function and move plot setup default to first line

but thread no sleep in maple 12

then I remove sleep and can save image file

but after I call it in a function and run a for loop for this function

the file is not updated after sleep 3 seconds 

how to run a for loop call it and it can refresh 

I'm very new to Maple (and coding in general). I'd like to know a very large coefficient of a certain ð‘ž-series involving the Dedekind 𝜂-function. For example

s:=series(subs(q=q^6, eta^4), q, N);

where eta := series(q^(1/24)*product(1 - q^n, n = 1 .. 100), q, N). I know the command coeftayl(s, q=0, N) but for certain ð‘ž-series it doesn't recognize the numerical value of this coefficient when ð‘ is too large (even after subtracting the principal part of ð‘ , if there is any) - instead it realizes the coefficient as a HUGE limit of something. Cheers.

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