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The answer from maplesoft is that it is definitely an idea.  They might have a best of CD available at some point in the future, now that I have put the idea in their heads, but there is currently nothing in the works to do such a thing at this time. 

Sorry for the multiple posts, my connection was interrupted. 

And thank you for that command!  I've been searching for ages to figure something out, you've finally solved it for me.

A while back I was working on something using string tools and plotted numbers from it but later forgot how I did it.  The only thing I found was the convert(x,base,10) command which eventually did what I wanted but not what I had done earlier but it was so annoying that I couldn't figure it out and eventually I gave up trying to find out what commands I used.   Now I realize to convert a string number to it's integer value to use parse.  B-E-A-utiful!  Thanks again. 

This ties up nicely the last question I asked at the end of this thread. 

Sorry for the multiple posts, my connection was interrupted. 

And thank you for that command!  I've been searching for ages to figure something out, you've finally solved it for me.

A while back I was working on something using string tools and plotted numbers from it but later forgot how I did it.  The only thing I found was the convert(x,base,10) command which eventually did what I wanted but not what I had done earlier but it was so annoying that I couldn't figure it out and eventually I gave up trying to find out what commands I used.   Now I realize to convert a string number to it's integer value to use parse.  B-E-A-utiful!  Thanks again. 

This ties up nicely the last question I asked at the end of this thread. 

If I use stringtools I couldn't mathematically manipulate the numbers. 

If I use stringtools I couldn't mathematically manipulate the numbers. 

If I use stringtools I couldn't mathematically manipulate the numbers. 

If I use stringtools I couldn't mathematically manipulate the numbers. 

If I use stringtools I couldn't mathematically manipulate the numbers. 

If I use stringtools I couldn't mathematically manipulate the numbers. 

seq("ha",i=1..infinity);

 

seq("ha",i=1..infinity);

 

Sorry, my mistake.  Interesting you should mention about America.  Had I been a U.S. citizen I'd have been correct, but I guess we're all americans on this continent even though I generally consider americans to be from the United States and Canadians not really americans.  More of which is a philisophical issue or just a matter of preference.  However, since the topic has been brought forth surely it was known what I meant when I said American.  I too would have said the same to someone had he said the same thing I said when I chose those words.  As a matter of fact I was debating wether to say america or United States, but enough chit chat.  I will choose my geographical choice of words more carefully in the future. 

I know of at least 5 engineers who have come from the University of Toronto who have never even heard of Maple.  Probably the reason being is they're engineers for which the software of choice is Matlab.  I know of (again an engineering student) who came up from Philadelphia originally from the U.A.E. in Dubai, who said he's never even heard of Maple.  In fact it wasn't until I mentioned it to him that he became interested.  He mentioned everyone down there uses Mathematica and Matlab. 

I Work in the spectrometry field in a multicultural company and I can ask around, scientists and the like, many from India some in Pakistan, Iran, Romania, Mexico, Korea, China, Scotland anyways you get the idea, many people from different areas of the world.  I will ask these people at work next week and let you know their general opinion of Maple.

You are right, though, that people in the high end science areas, and not including engineers, seem to know what's available and do know that maple does exist.  As for what Maple is for?  I think Maple is an excellent learning tool and good for education and research.  I also see that Maple is adding a lot of fluff to it's product, wether that means there isn't much more to be done remains to be seen. 

What has come to my attention recently is that hardly any american knows about Maple.  They all know Mathematica and Matlab.  This probably brings up the age old discussion about which one is better?  Maple, Matlab or Mathematica?  Not sure I can properly answer that as I have not used Mathematica and being biased as a Canadian I favour Maple. 

Maple can crunch numbers just as well as Matlab can, although Matlab is considered a number crunching warrior but I have to wonder.  Which software would be better for breaking cryptographic codes then?  Maple or Matlab?  Maple being far superior in manipulation but then doesn't it all depend on the power of your computer?  One would have to think they both stand on equal ground in this case but I'm not so sure.  Let's not forget Mathematica, it stands in direct competition with Maple so again I'm sure they all stand on equal footing. 

But if Maple is better at manipulation wouldn't it have the edge and therefore be the better choice?  Maple can't be that far behind Matlab in number crunching is it? 

And since having both Maple and Matlab in your reptoire you probably wouldn't even need to consider Mathematica except for curiosity sake. 

Fortunately, Maple has broken into the auto market at Toyota which put it in the spotlight for many Americans.  Some much needed publicity to shake the american minds off the fact that there exists something other than Mathematica and Matlab. 

 

Never would have thought of using indets, thanks.

Never would have thought of using indets, thanks.

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