Maple 2020 Questions and Posts

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Keep getting "Error, null" on every calculation i make. It indicates hidden spaces or something weird????.

Screenshot of it is included.

Would be great with a fix or some help because this is driving me mad....

When trying to print a Maple Document as a PDF on Mac, I am now getting an "Error while printing" message. A 1-page pdf is created that's empty.   This is a new error, one that I've never seen when printing as PDF for any other Maple Document I've created.

I'm running Mac OS 12.3.1, the latest version of Mac OS and using Maple 2020.

This worksheet animates part of the motion of the classic ladder sliding down a wall.

Please answer the two questions posed in the opening text.

Respondents will need to establish their own link to the DirectSearch package

windows 11 maple 2020 I can load other packages but cannot load the student packages


My integrals are convolutions.and I know I can evaluate this using numerical integration, but I am seeking a numerical solution of this problem using FFT. I have many many integrals of this type to evaluate and I need FFT for speed reasons.

This might inspire you.

Every time I open Maple it has the invitation to Login in the top right-hand corner.  I would like to sign in but have had quite a bit of trouble doing that.  I have a user name and password with Maplesoft web store and the same for MaplePrimes.  Should either of these work to log in? 

How to change the distance (spacing) between 2D Input cells and 2D Output cells so that this procedure can be inserted into a style sheet and thus applied to multiple documents?



This worksheet creates geodesics in the Poincare disk by transformation of a series of circles of diminishing radii in the complex plane.

The intersections of the geodesics are meant to create the first few pentagonal uniform tilings in the Poincare disk.

I do not know the mathematically correct way to create such a display, so the radii of the circles are only a trial and error approximation.

What Maple code will provide the radii of the complex circles which produce an accurate uniform pentagonal tiling?

Is there a better overall strategy for producing uniform tilings of the Poincare disk?

This worksheet displays an ellipsoid internally tangent to the four sides of a tetrahedron.

The tetrahedron is a special case: it has a horizontal base with vertices A,B and C and its fourth vertex E is on the z axis.

However I have failed when trying to display an internally tangent ellipsoid in any other tetrahedron.

Will any tetrahedron support one or more internally tangent ellipsoids?

If so, are there conditions restricting the location of the mutual points of tangency?

Why is the minus sign so weak even in the bold font case? My students sometimes miss it in online tests.
How do we make the minus sign bolder?
Thank you!



I've noticed after a creating a few documents that when save such documents as PDFs on my Mac, the drawing elements in my drawings are misalgined. Is this just a bug or is there a way to prevent this?  I've attached screenshots of the correct drawign in a document and what the result is in a pdf.


I have used Maple almost daily for the last four years, but a few days ago two students approached me with an issue I had never encountered before. However, it had happened to both of them within a few weeks.

They described the issue as follows: When they opened a random Maple document and they tried to type in simple operators (like +, - or *), Maple would instead write an odd symbol, which none of them recognised as a mathematical symbol.

As they could not find a way to solve the problem within Maple, they tried restarting their computers. When they afterwards reopened Maple, the problem was gone and the operators worked as expected again. Neither of the students has experienced the issue since.

During the last few days, I have been trying to replicate the issue myself without success. Therefore, I also don't have any screenshots to share, so hopefully my simple explanation is enough.

My questions are: Has anyone heard about this issue before? Does anyone know what might have caused it? Is there a way to replicate it and/or prevent it from happening again in the future?

I hope someone is able to clarify it a bit for me! :)



hi, I wonder why this output is empty because I tried to get solution below partial equation:

pe := diff(u(t, x, y), t) = u(t, x, y) - diff(u(t, x, y), x $ 2) - diff(u(t, x, y), y $ 2) + (1 + u(t, x, y)*I)*abs(u(t, x, y))*u(t,x,y)^2;                                  
inc := u(0, x, y) = cos(Pi*x/50) - cos(Pi*x/150)*I;
sys := [pe, inc];


end after this pdsolve(sys); Maple doesn't show anything

thanks in advance

Why is Maple 2020 in "" different from Maple 2020 in I am connecting to maple 2020 in two different ways to the school where I work. The schools name is, say, "abc". The first version of Maple 2020 has two arrows at the top. The second arrow is the "upload" arrow and allows me to upload a file from my home computer the my folder at school.
The second version of Maple 2020 has no such arrows. Both versions allow me to get my Maple cloud working for local loading and saving Maple files. How can I upload a Maple file to my Maple cloud from my home computer in the second Maple 2020 version in Or, how can I upload a file to my Maple cloud in any way from my home computer?
By the way, the second Maple 2020 version is coming from Microsoft's Remore Desktop Web Client. It look like it has its own navigation bar at the top.

Thank you!



I'm using the command


to generate Matlab code for a quite big matrix. The first problem is, that I get a lot of the following warnings

Warning, cannot resolve types, reassigning t33's type

for a bunch of different t** variables. When I copy the generated code to Matlab I get the error: 'Dimensions of arrays being concatenated are not consistent.'

I found that some entries are obviously transposed like

t50 = [0 0 0 0 0 0 t34 0 0 0 0 -t33 t37 0 0 0 0 0 -t44 0 0 0 0 0 t49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0];

should be a column vector. Here is a snippet of how the resulting matrix A is constructed (I can't show the full code because it consists of some 100 lines):

A = [t50 t97 t143 t190 t237 t261 ... ]

I tried to manually transpose the entries. The matrix can be generated but the dimension is wrong, hence, it must be a wrong matrix then. Does anyone know what could be the reason for this? I generate the matrix via the Hessian-command


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