Dave Linder: New Applications
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Computational Performance with evalhf and Compile: A Newton Fractal Case Study
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<p>This Tips and Techniques article focuses on the relative performance of Maple's various modes for floating-point computations. The example used here is the computation of a particular Newton fractal, which is easily parallelizable. We compute an image representation for this fractal under several computational modes, using both serial and multithreaded computation schemes.</p>
<p>This article is a follow up to a previous Tips and Techniques, <a href="http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153645">evalhf, Compile, hfloat and all that</a>, which discusses functionality differences amongst Maple's the different floating-point computation modes available in Maple.</p><img src="/view.aspx?si=153683/thumb.jpg" alt="Computational Performance with evalhf and Compile: A Newton Fractal Case Study" align="left"/><p>This Tips and Techniques article focuses on the relative performance of Maple's various modes for floating-point computations. The example used here is the computation of a particular Newton fractal, which is easily parallelizable. We compute an image representation for this fractal under several computational modes, using both serial and multithreaded computation schemes.</p>
<p>This article is a follow up to a previous Tips and Techniques, <a href="http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153645">evalhf, Compile, hfloat and all that</a>, which discusses functionality differences amongst Maple's the different floating-point computation modes available in Maple.</p>153683Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:00:00 ZDave LinderDave Linderevalhf, Compile, hfloat and all that
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Users sometimes ask how to make their floating-point (numeric) computations perform faster in Maple. The answers often include references to special terms such as evalhf, the Compiler, and option hfloat. A difficulty for the non-expert lies in knowing which of these can be used, and when. This Tips and Techniques attempts to clear up some of the mystery of these terms, by discussion and functionality comparison.<img src="/applications/images/app_image_blank_lg.jpg" alt="evalhf, Compile, hfloat and all that" align="left"/>Users sometimes ask how to make their floating-point (numeric) computations perform faster in Maple. The answers often include references to special terms such as evalhf, the Compiler, and option hfloat. A difficulty for the non-expert lies in knowing which of these can be used, and when. This Tips and Techniques attempts to clear up some of the mystery of these terms, by discussion and functionality comparison.153645Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:00:00 ZDave LinderDave LinderCustom Plot Sizing and Shading
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Many Maple users, no matter what they are working on, make use of Maple’s plotting abilities, and so this Tips and Techniques highlights some small but useful new plotting features introduced in Maple 18. Maple 18 give you the ability to set the size of your plots, giving you more control over your document’s use of space, as well as the ability to set the colour gradients used in 3-D plots. In this Tips and Techniques, you will find a variety of example that show you how to take advantage of these new plot options.<img src="/view.aspx?si=153607/thumb.jpg" alt="Custom Plot Sizing and Shading" align="left"/>Many Maple users, no matter what they are working on, make use of Maple’s plotting abilities, and so this Tips and Techniques highlights some small but useful new plotting features introduced in Maple 18. Maple 18 give you the ability to set the size of your plots, giving you more control over your document’s use of space, as well as the ability to set the colour gradients used in 3-D plots. In this Tips and Techniques, you will find a variety of example that show you how to take advantage of these new plot options.153607Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:00:00 ZDave LinderDave LinderCustom Plot Sizing and Shading
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<p>If the number of Online Help queries per topic or the number of click-throughs on errors for a particular area of functionality is anything to go by, then plotting is hands down the most significant functionality in Maple. I saw some data on those recently, and what leapt out was just how much plotting dominated.</p>
<p>When functionality is introduced that affects most kinds of 2D or 3D plots, then it likely affects a great many Maple users in important ways. While there are help pages on the new 2D plot sizing and 3D plot shading options in Maple 18, I find myself using these new options so often I feel that its important to mention them as tips for visualization techniques.</p><img src="/applications/images/app_image_blank_lg.jpg" alt="Custom Plot Sizing and Shading" align="left"/><p>If the number of Online Help queries per topic or the number of click-throughs on errors for a particular area of functionality is anything to go by, then plotting is hands down the most significant functionality in Maple. I saw some data on those recently, and what leapt out was just how much plotting dominated.</p>
<p>When functionality is introduced that affects most kinds of 2D or 3D plots, then it likely affects a great many Maple users in important ways. While there are help pages on the new 2D plot sizing and 3D plot shading options in Maple 18, I find myself using these new options so often I feel that its important to mention them as tips for visualization techniques.</p>153606Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:00:00 ZDave LinderDave LinderHopalong Attractor
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<p>Hopalong attractors are fractals, introduced by Barry Martin of Aston University in Birmingham, England. This application allows you to explore the Hopalong by varying the parameters, the number of iterations, the iterates' symbol size, and the background color choice. You can also change the starting values of each of the three orbits by dragging the cross symbols appearing in the plot. Full details on how this application was created using the Explore command with a user-defined module are included.</p><img src="/view.aspx?si=153557/95fa944692de1fb724cb7e758e6c56e5.gif" alt="Hopalong Attractor" align="left"/><p>Hopalong attractors are fractals, introduced by Barry Martin of Aston University in Birmingham, England. This application allows you to explore the Hopalong by varying the parameters, the number of iterations, the iterates' symbol size, and the background color choice. You can also change the starting values of each of the three orbits by dragging the cross symbols appearing in the plot. Full details on how this application was created using the Explore command with a user-defined module are included.</p>153557Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:00:00 ZDave LinderDave LinderClassroom Tips and Techniques: The Explore Command in Maple 18
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The Explore functionality, which provides an interactive experience with parameter-dependent plots and expressions, has been significantly enhanced in Maple 18. In this Tips and Techniques article, I will focus on some key usage points of using the Explore command with plots, including explorations based on simple Maple plots as well as user-defined plotting procedures.<img src="/view.aspx?si=153552/thumb.jpg" alt="Classroom Tips and Techniques: The Explore Command in Maple 18" align="left"/>The Explore functionality, which provides an interactive experience with parameter-dependent plots and expressions, has been significantly enhanced in Maple 18. In this Tips and Techniques article, I will focus on some key usage points of using the Explore command with plots, including explorations based on simple Maple plots as well as user-defined plotting procedures.153552Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:00:00 ZDave LinderDave Linder