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Has anyone else noticed that Mapleprimes response/loading/refreshing time has become relatively much slower in the past few weeks?

How could one simplify the following expression, preferably over z in large parts of the complex plane, and with few calls under different assumptions, and preferably gracefully.

expr := 2*Pi*(-z)^(1/2)-z^(1/2)*(2*ln(-z^(1/2))-ln(z));

I am curious whether anyone here can come up with a way to simplify the expression x1 to 15*Pi/32 in fewer exact, symbolic steps. The following was performed in Maple 2016.2 for Linux.


x1 := arcsin(1/2*(2+(2+(2+2^(1/2))^(1/2))^(1/2))^(1/2));


x2 := evalc(convert(x1,expln));


x3 := convert(x2, expln);


# non-Pro wolframalpha can simplify x3 to 15*Pi/32 (but not x2 or x1).

x4 := combine(x3);


x5 := simplify(x4);


x6 := expand(x5);


x7 := combine(x6);




# It's a pity that last step worked while this next is inadequate.


# Another way, using x7


# Another way, using x7




I'd like to be able to get a quicker low accuracy computation of the argument of the complex-valued JacobiTheta1 function.

I only need as much accuracy as to get a decent plot, which means... I don't know... about 1e-3 relative accuracy?

If I can get a formula or approach that is "evalhf'able" then I can construct a procedure which does this action and writes results inplace to a float[8] Matrix.

The naive approach in the code below takes about 6min...

The code below, which is a PLOT structure, seems to be one of the more efficient forms of specifying individual colors for each point in a 2D point plot.

My central question is: what plotting command will construct this?

     STYLE(POINT), AXESLABELS("", ""), VIEW(0 .. 10, 0 .. 10),

I know that I can call `plot` and pass the m-by-2 Matrix of point data, and specify style=point. But how can I pass in such a nice, efficient float[8] Array to specify the points' colors? I know that the float[8] Array is leaner than a long sequence of HFloats. But even in the simpler case of just two points: how can one pass the `color` option just once to specify the colors to be used for each of the points?

Oh, in case anyone's interested, another old-fashioned (but terser) was to get such a float[8], C_order Array is with the `hfarray` command.

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