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These are questions asked by Don_Caraota

A simple question:

Can I define a Vector using:

a) Initial Value (a), Final Value (b) and the number of elements (N) (assuming linear spacing)
For example: Starts at 1, finishes at 12 with 5 elements:

[ 1 , 3.75 , 6.5 , 9.25 , 12 ]

b) Initial Value (a), Final Value (b) and step (s)
For example: Starts at 2, finishes at 6 with a step of 0.5

[ 2 , 2.5 , 3 , 3.5 , 4 , 4.5 , 5 , 5.5 , 6]

but using only a,b and N ; or a,b and s directly?



I know this can be done using the seq command and some basic definitions:

In the first case:
Vector([ seq(a+(b-a)/N*i,i=0..N) ]); should do the trick

And the second case is even easier:

PS. I know for the second case that using any arbitrary step can result in loosing the final value "b" of the sequence because you won't step on b using that arbitrary step value.

As I said above. I just want to know if there is a direct way to define these cases.

Hello, I found this very strange behavior in Maple and I can't explain why this is not working

A little bit of context first:

1. I placed a polygon as a boundary for a section and then two polygons that correspond to inner holes to the first one.
2. Then I proceed to create a regular mesh that places N x M points spread across the region (OK here)
3. A procedure checks weather or not a Point is inside the region, on the borders or in the inner holes (OK here)
4. Then I want to select the closest (but exterior) ones so I can create a path using the mesh points.

Here is where I find the issue. I start at a vertex called V[1,1] and I want to arrive at V[1,2] (in the document they are blue solid points marked they are near-vertices near the original polygons). The procedure that I apply finds a path towards the V[1,2] as I was expecting but when the procedure hits the V[1,2] coordinates the while loop does not stop

The condition I wrote was:    while point<>V[1,2] do  where 'point' is correctly generated by another procedure.

This happens in a 40 by 50 mesh but with other configurations it works properly (there are also another kind of errors but it's inherent to lack of optimization in my procedures).

What baffles me is why doesn't it stop the cycle, if I test the condition outside the loop it DOES recognize the points are indeed equal. Is it something in Maple or is it something in my PC?

Thanks to anyone who can see the error or the problem because I don't understand the nature of the problem.


My question is quite simple yet maybe a bit hard since I understand that messing around with series can lead to dead ends.

Given a certain general term, for instance sum(x^n/n!,n=0..infinity): Can Maple recognize which function does it come from (in case such analytic function is known)? in the example I would expect it to return exp(x).

Thank you very much.


Due to an unexpected maintenance operation, I had to uninstall Maple 18 from my Windows 7-64 bit PC.

Later on I installed it without any problems but, to my surprise now I can't configure it properly. This is:

* Enabling Maple Text as Input (classical input method)
* Removing numbers from equations
* Setting Maple language to English (it took Spanish by default because of Windows)
* Hiding left panel

As usual, this is performed under Tools/Options/Interface and so on...

After I modify my preferred settings, apply globally and close-open again, the program is again in its original form.

How can I do in this case? I have installed it several times. It is also worth noting that the maintenance that I performed was related to deep Windows registry modifications. 

Thanks and regards.


Hi, I am struggling a bit animating a result that I have.

Let me explain.

I solved numerically some equations for me movement of a rolling disc and a bar bolted to the center of the disc.

So I have a long list of values for:

x[h] for the horizontal position of the disc
beta[h] for the rotation of the disc
theta[h] for the rotation of the bar

and so on...

Then I created a procedure that, for a given instant "h", maple plots the disc and the bar correctly.

Now I want to anumate this procedure that should depend only on the instant h and I cannot perform it.
Maybe the error comes from the fact that there are not functions involved but numerical data, or maybe it is the fact that disc radius and bar lenght are assigned outside the procedure.

Any help would be appreciated.

This is the file:

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