Doug Meade

 

Doug

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I am creating Maple figures that are being used to create camera-ready figures in Adobe Illustrator. The graphic artist doing the Adobe Illustrator has asked me if there is a way to have the text information in the figure (tickmarks, axis labels, ...) saved as text and not created as an image?

I know that other EPS files have text stored this way, but it appears Maple does not do this. I can't find any documentation about this. Does anybody have any knowledge or experience about this?

Thanks in advance,

Doug

This one really has me baffled.

What the proc does is not important. This is just about as simple an example as I could write. Maple 2015 is complaining anytime I try to declare a local variable. The second example shows that the local declaration is needed - Maple even introduces it into the procedure that it defines.

restart;
test := proc(  )
local a;
a := 3
end proc;
Error, unexpected `local` declaration in procedure body
test := proc(  )
# local a;
a := 3
end proc;
Warning, `a` is implicitly declared local to procedure `test`
test := proc(x) local a; a := x end proc

Here's the version information for my current Maple.

interface( version );
Standard Worksheet Interface, Maple 2015.0, Windows 7, February 17 2015 Build ID 1022128

Can someone explain what is happening, and why I'm just now seeing this?

Doug

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Douglas B. Meade  <><
Math, USC, Columbia, SC 29208  E-mail: mailto:meade@math.sc.edu
Phone:  (803) 777-6183         URL:    http://www.math.sc.edu

Maple's isprime is not a definitive primality test. The input has to pass a "strong pseudo-primality test" and "one Lucas test". This is well documented. I thought I remembered that there is also a way to get Maple to perform a true primality test, but I don't remember how and don't see anything about this in the Maple help system.

Is my memory faulty, or is there no definitive primality test in Maple?

Thanks in advance,

Doug

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Douglas B. Meade  <><
Math, USC, Columbia, SC 29208  E-mail: mailto:meade@math.sc.edu
Phone:  (803) 777-6183         URL:    http://www.math.sc.edu

Phil Yasskin (Texas A&M) has prepared a maplet for the Maplets for Calculus proiect. While this maplet works, in Malmem 18 it sometimes does NOT display the plot. We don't see this behavior in Maple 17, The maplet is attached for your convenience, if you are interested in seeing if it works for you.

HorAsymp-KD-ms-PY3.mw

The problem is difficult to describe. Basically, at the end of the problem, users can elect to see a plot of the function with(some) asymptotes. The code creates the plot when the problem is created, and displays this plot in the worksheet. But, when the plot is requested within the mapmlet, it sometimes does not show in the empty plot window.

Any explanations (or followup quesitons) will be greatly appreciated.

Doug

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Douglas B. Meade  <><
Math, USC, Columbia, SC 29208  E-mail: mailto:meade@math.sc.edu
Phone:  (803) 777-6183         URL:    http://www.math.sc.edu

The following example has been a cornerstone in the computer lab exercises for Calculus II:

a := n -> (-1)^n*arctan(n):
Limit( a(n), n=infinity ):
% = value( % );
/ n \ 1 1 1 1
lim \(-1) arctan(n)/ = - - Pi - - I Pi .. - Pi + - I Pi
n -> infinity 2 2 2 2
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