In Maple, you can customize and annotate plots easily using the Plot Builder Assistant, context-sensitive menus, or options in plot commands.

Options for controlling the appearance of 2-D and 3-D plots and animations include:

  • Typeset text and mathematical expressions in titles, legends, plot labels, tickmark labels, and axis labels
  • Extensive plot annotation tools, including sketching, typing, and drawing of lines, arrows, and shapes on plots
  • Control over tickmark spacing and the generation of subticks, including the ability to place tickmarks at multiples of π
  • Control over ranges, color, linestyle, point style, axis style, gridlines, legend placement, and more
  • Control over surface style, lighting, glossiness, transparency, shading, projection, orientation, and axis color for 3-D plots and animations
  • International (non-English) characters supported
  • Interactive plot manipulators: zooming, panning, point probe (2-D) and real-time rotation (3-D)

Watch a Demonstration
Plot annotations are used extensively throughout the Maple demonstration movies. In particular, see:

View a Recorded Webinar
This webinar will demonstrate several different methods for applying custom shading options to surfaces in Maple plots.


Visit the Demonstration Center to view others.


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