Maple Advisor Database (for Maple 6 and up)


Recent changes

Installation instructions

Files to download and install on your computer:


Advice pages

Assignments do not commute .mws file
Assume doesn't affect solve .mws file
Automatic simplification and evalf .mws file
Can Maple be trusted? .mws file
Changing assumptions and names .mws file
 Constructing names of local variables and formal parameters  .mws file
Declaring the type of an argument .mws file
Defining functions .mws file
Don't use formal parameters as local variables .mws file
E is not defined .mws file
Errors in symbolic integration .mws file
Exact vs. floating-point computations .mws file
Finding a bug .mws file
Forcing floating-point arithmetic .mws file
Fractional powers of negative numbers .mws file
Gamma function is GAMMA .mws file
Greek letters and other symbols in plots .mws file
Greek letters, upper and lower case .mws file
Heaviside(0) undefined .mws file
How many contours? .mws file
Last name evaluation .mws file
Obtaining properties of objects .mws file
One level evaluation for local variables .mws file
Pi is not pi .mws file
Picking out members of a solution set .mws file
Plotting a sequence of points .mws file
Plotting functions vs expressions .mws file
Plotting in procedures .mws file
Plotting to a file or a printer  .mws file
Positive does not include 0 .mws file
Real values for a RootOf .mws file
Reordering an expression .mws file
Roundoff error .mws file
Singularities in piecewise functions .mws file
Solving equations involving numerical integration .mws file
The differences between cat and || .mws file
 Worksheets and Command-line Maple  .mws file

Bug fixes

Note that many of these bugs, which occur in Maple 6, have been fixed in later releases.

Axis position, hfarrays, and view option in arrays of plots .mws file
Bugs in definite and IsDefinite .mws file
 Contourplot bugs .mws file
DEplot and DEplot3d with coords .mws file
Integrals involving fractional powers .mws file
 Problems with D  .mws file
 Problems with logarithmic plots  .mws file
Problems with unapply .mws file
 Residue returns 0  .mws file
 Strict inequalities and inequal  .mws file
Transforming an implicitplot3d .mws file
Two-dimensional plots with coords .mws file

Error and warning messages

Error: assigning to a long list, please use arrays .mws file
Error: attempting to assign to ... which is protected .mws file
Error: cannot assume on a constant object .mws file
Error: cannot evaluate boolean .mws file
Error: division by zero .mws file
Error: ... expects its ... argument, ..., to be of type ..., but received ... .mws file
Error: (in limit) invalid directional argument .mws file
Error: invalid arguments .mws file
Error: missing operator or ; .mws file
 Error: recursive assignment  .mws file
 Error: remember tables are not supported in evalhf  .mws file
Error: too many levels of recursion .mws file
 Error: ... unexpected  .mws file
Error: unknown or bad optional argument .mws file
Error: ... value in loop must be numeric or character .mws file
Error: variables must be unique and of type name .mws file
Error: wrong number (or type) of arguments .mws file
Plotting error, empty plot .mws file
Plotting error, invalid FONT specification .mws file
Plotting error, no plot device driver for ... .mws file
Warning: ... is implicitly declared local .mws file
Warning: premature end of input .mws file
Warning: the names ... have been redefined .mws file

Functions and commands

&^ - elementary fractional powers  .mws file source file  .m file 
allsolve - all solutions of an equation on an interval .mws file source file  .m file 
BarChart - produce a bar chart from data .mws file source file  .m file 
changecoords2d - change coordinate systems in a 2d plot .mws file source file   .m file
chart - show a table of function values  .mws file source file  .m file 
colourize - change colours in a plot  .mws file source file  .m file 
Copy - true copy for modules, procedures, etc.   .mws file source file  .m file 
crop - restrict a plot to a box  .mws file source file  .m file 
 csum - check convergence of a series  .mws file  source file  .m file
 disremember - produce procedure without option remember  .mws file  source file  .m file
errorbar - plot with error bars .mws file source file  .m file 
 expands - symbolic version of expand  .mws file  source file  .m file
factrix - take out common scalar factors from a matrix or vector .mws file source file  .m file 
fixD - prepare a function for differentiation with D  .mws file source file  .m file 
flatten - entries of a structure involving lists, sets, or arrays  .mws file source file  .m file 
gmax - maximum of an expression on a real interval 
gmin - minimum of an expression on a real interval 
.mws file
.mws file
source file  .m file 
greatestroot - find floating-point approximation to
greatest root of an equation or expression on a real
.mws file  source file   .m file
inequalities - plot region defined by inequalities .mws file source file  .m file 
kronprod - Kronecker product of matrices and/or vectors  .mws file source file .m file 
 labelledcontourplot - contour plot with labelled contours  .mws file  source file  .m file
 leastroot - find floating-point approximation to least root of an equation or expression on a real interval  .mws file  source file  .m file
 listminus - delete members of one list from another  .mws file  source file  .m file
 Logplot - logarithmic plotting  .mws file  source file  .m file
makediff - produce a `diff/...` procedure   .mws file source file  .m file 
 matfunc - function of a matrix  .mws file  source file  .m file
PieChart - produce a pie chart from data .mws file source file  .m file 
 PVInt - numerical principal value integral  .mws file  source file  .m file
 quickplot - fast 2-d curve or point plotting of a list or hfarray
 quickplot3d - fast 3-d curve or point plotting of a list or hfarray
 .mws file
.mws file
 source file  .m file
 semidef - test for positive and negative definite and semidefinite matrices  .mws file  source file  .m file
 sniffmem - find procedures with large remember tables  .mws file  source file  .m file
splitup - break up an integral, sum or product .mws file source file  .m file 
surfarro package .mws file source file  special instructions
  -   arrow2d - plot arrow as line in 2d with triangular head .mws file
  -   arrow3d - plot arrow as line in 3d with pyramidal head .mws file
  -   curvarrows - plot curve with arrows from a vector field .mws file
  -   surfarrows - plot surface with arrows from a vector field .mws file
tools/gensym - produce a homonym .mws file (part of Maple)
vnapply - make function from expression and arguments (replacement for unapply) .mws file source file  .m file