Is this fixed in Maple 2018, 2019, 2020?
Just noticing some behaviour I never noticed before. I'm using Maple 18 with large datasets plotted. In windows if I minimize the window, the memory used by Maple.exe is instantly reduced from say 768 Mb down to 15 Mb. Maximizing Maple, the memory use starts jumping up again. So I realize, I think, this is a graphics memory display issue.
restart;gc(): doesn't really release the memory until you delete the plots from your display. Again, now this behaviour is in Maple 18 on my older system, with a feeble graphics card.
Also a noted point. Maple 12 displays the graphics much faster than Maple 18. I think I recall a programming code change occurred from Maple 12 to Maple 13 - and I believe the change was how the graphics were drawn.
But, more a curiousity is how some of these animation graphics can quickly consume maple memory up to 1Gb really fast. To draw the graphics at that level does it really have to be done with all that fine detail?