## 7766 Reputation

17 years, 354 days

## How to simplify this?...

Maple

The expression

A := (a/u*(y*exp(-y) - x*exp(-x))/(y-x) + b/u) / (c/u + d/u);

is obviously equivalent to

I typed the latter by hand since I don't know how to do it in Maple.  Is there a trick to get Maple to do the simplification as shown?

## Setting the help window's default zoom?...

Maple

My eyesight is not what it used to be, so I would like to maginfy Maple's help window with a zoom factor of 150%.   I know how to do that by hitting Ctrl-F4.  My question is: Is it possible to save that setting somehow so that help is displayed at 150% by default?

Aside: The option Tools->Options->Interface->Default Zoom does not seem to do what I want.  For one thing, it sets the zoom factor of the main worksheet which I don't want to change.  For another thing, it affects the zoom factor of the help window in a rather mysterious way.  For instance, if I set Default Zoom to 400%, then the main window is indeed zoomed by 400% but the help window is zoomed by only 200%.

Platform: Maple 18 on Linux

## How to get lighting parameters from a 3D...

Maple

I have produded a 3D plot where I have used the graphic's lighting->user GUI to set the light color, direction, and ambient lighting to my liking.

I would like to save the lighting parameters so that I can reproduce the identical lighting in other plots.  I see no way of reading off the lighting parameters from the GUI.  I tried to "lprint(myplot)" to see if it contains that information but apparently it doesn't.

So my question is: Is there a way to retrieve the lighting parameters from a 3D plot?

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Rouben Rostamian

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