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In the code below I would expect the a-bar to be replaced in, just like the b below it. Is there something i'm missing here? I applied the bar using the Maple accent palette.

Hello Maple gurus!

I have two questions related to working with operands:

Question 1

I often find myself in a situation where I have a non-trivial expression for instance containing double integrals with complex exponentials, and want to perform some operation on a heavily nested operand like the exponent to a specific exponential inside the double integral. Usually what I do is use a list argument with the op() or subsop() to operate on the nested operator by finding specific operand numbers.

However, the problem with this is that I am hard-coding the operand number(s) for the operator, and this expression can be located in the middle of a large worksheet. If something above these op() or subop() calls changes and the changes trickle down, the operands might change number and the commands are no longer valid.

Does Maple have any commands that will let me 'find' an operand like one does in by-hand calculations? For example, there might be an exponent nested in a double integral that has 'a*b' in it. What I want is to operate on the operand containing 'a*b' rather than specifying the actual operand number. Is there anything like this?

Question 2

Somewhat related to the above, I sometimes want to do a single function on multiple operands. I tried applyop but that seems to apply a function to each operand individually. What if, for example, I want to run combine() on 2 specific operands, assuming these operands are heavily nested, to combine just those two operands.

Thank you!

Hello, can someone explain why something like this fails? The help page for 'isolate' says the second argument can be 'any algebraic expression'. Thanks.


I realize that I can use solve to isolate a specific expression. However, often I have a complicated equation and I want to move 2 or more variables to one side, not knowing a-priori what the expression is going to look like. Is there a way to do this? It almost seems like I have to do work by hand to figure out what expression to pass to solve in this case.

It could be that I'm following the wrong workflow, but I often want to do this, move variables to one side as best as I can, and then look at what expression I endup with to make other decisions about how to solve the problem(computationally, etc).


Hello Maple friends,

I use Explore() often and noticed something today which seems like either a bug or an error on my usage.

I have a long worksheet where I use Explore at one point to show the behavior of an expression relative to one parameter assigned to a slider. Later in the sheet however, I re-assign some of the variables used in that expression and I call Explore again to see how the expression behaves with the different parameters.

The issue is that when I move the slider on the first explore, the result is incorrect because it seems to be using the values of the variables at the end of the worksheet, not the variables at the point the Explore statement exists.

I would expect Explore to make a copy of the stack at the point it gets called such that the result is correct in the context of its location in the worksheet.

Is this the correct behavior and is there a way to make this work as expected? The only workaround I have in mind is to rename the variable names just to make Explore work, which doesn't seem like a great solution.


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