Mac Dude

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Excellent; exactly what I was looking for.

Now, there are opportunities for a rant here:

1. This forum is actually kind-of hard to use. What is a good way to scan quickly through previous threads? Seems like old stuff just disappears (and no, the search box does not cut it).

2. To my technical problem; it seems that the specific task I was having difficulty with is not particularly rare. I coud not find >any< hint to the solution in the Maple docs neither under plot & friends nor under matrix & friends. Am >I< just stupid, or are the Maple docs...?

Anyway, don't really need to answer these, but if Maple employees look at this forum maybe they can take this as feedback.

Thanks,

Mac Dude

Excellent; exactly what I was looking for.

Now, there are opportunities for a rant here:

1. This forum is actually kind-of hard to use. What is a good way to scan quickly through previous threads? Seems like old stuff just disappears (and no, the search box does not cut it).

2. To my technical problem; it seems that the specific task I was having difficulty with is not particularly rare. I coud not find >any< hint to the solution in the Maple docs neither under plot & friends nor under matrix & friends. Am >I< just stupid, or are the Maple docs...?

Anyway, don't really need to answer these, but if Maple employees look at this forum maybe they can take this as feedback.

Thanks,

Mac Dude

Ok, I think I understand what you are doing (I am still relatively new to Maple). distribute_sum() seems what I want. I did find out when playing with this somewhat more last night that expand() does pull out a factor from the sum quite nicely.

Also thanks for the suggestion to use the inert form, which I fact I also had discovered as being useful. Ultimately these will not be infinite sums but rather sums of data to be readin, but at this stage I don't want Maple to try doing anything with the sums (other than pulling out constants :-).

Thanks, I'll try your sugestions & get back.

Mac Dude.

Ok, I think I understand what you are doing (I am still relatively new to Maple). distribute_sum() seems what I want. I did find out when playing with this somewhat more last night that expand() does pull out a factor from the sum quite nicely.

Also thanks for the suggestion to use the inert form, which I fact I also had discovered as being useful. Ultimately these will not be infinite sums but rather sums of data to be readin, but at this stage I don't want Maple to try doing anything with the sums (other than pulling out constants :-).

Thanks, I'll try your sugestions & get back.

Mac Dude.

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