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Maple Help (.help) Format

Help file format

Description

 • The Maple Help format is the native format for Maple help database files.
 • This format was introduced in Maple 18 and replaces the deprecated hdb format.
 • The HelpTools package can be used to create and manipulate files in the Maple Help format.

Examples

Read attributes on the built-in maple.help database.

 > $\mathrm{MapleHelp}≔\mathrm{FileTools}:-\mathrm{JoinPath}\left(\left["lib","maple.help"\right],\mathrm{base}=\mathrm{mapledir}\right)$
 ${"C:\Program Files\Maple 2016\lib\maple.help"}$ (1)
 > $\mathrm{HelpTools}:-\mathrm{Database}:-\mathrm{GetAttributes}\left(\mathrm{MapleHelp}\right)$
 ${\mathrm{table}}\left(\left[{"C:\Program Files\Maple 2016\lib\maple.help"}{=}{\mathrm{table}}\left(\left[{"readonly"}{=}{"true"}{,}{"priority"}{=}{"0"}{,}{"version"}{=}{"4"}\right]\right)\right]\right)$ (2)