Some Common Maple Error Messages


The constant 3.1415... is represented by Pi rather than pi.

Maple is case sensitive - X is different from x.

Multiplication is denoted by a *. Below xy is a single new variable whose name has two letters in it.

Two ranges are needed for a 3D plot.

Curves in 3 dimensions are plotted with spacecurve rather than plot3d. (The option thickness = 3 helps a lot with these pictures ...)

Omitting the view option often makes a picture much worse.

The same picture with the view option.

The same picture with the view option. and the style patchcontour.

Loading Files

Is the file transform_plots really in the subfolder library of the subfolder lcal of the Maple folder ?

Or has someone used apostrophes (') rather than backquotes (`) to specify the path. (The command paste pathname under the edit menu is the easy way to generate a correct path.)

The first step (Pacific above) is the top-level folder where the path starts, usually the machine name. When moved to a machine with a different name, the path won't work. So check if the machine name is correct.


Linear Algebra

The linear algebra package needs to be loaded.


Linear algebra operations need to be wrapped inside evalm to be computed.


Scalar Multiplication uses * rather than &*


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Last Update: September 10, 1996