Graphics Improvements in Maple 10
Maple 10 includes the following graphics improvements.
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New Plotting Options
Interactive Plot Builder Improvements
Three new options, axis, gridlines and glossiness are available for the plotting commands. These options are available only for the Standard Worksheet.
The axis option can be used with 2-D and 3-D plotting commands, such as plot and plot3d to specify information about one or more axes. This allows you to change the axis color, add grid lines (for 2-D plots only), and use logarithmic scaling. For additional features and information on how to use the axis option, see the plot/axis help page.
plot(10^x, x=0.1..1, axis=[mode=log, color=blue, gridlines]);
The gridlines option provides an easy way to display default grid lines on a plot without having to use the axis option, described above. This option is available for 2-D plotting only. For more information, see the plot/option help page.
plot([sin(t), cos(t), t=0..2*Pi], gridlines);
The glossiness option can be used with 3-D plotting commands, such as plot3d to control the amount of light reflected from a plotted surface. This option requires the specification of a point light source. For more information, see the plot3d/option help page.
plot3d(sin(x)*cos(y), x=-3..3, y=-3..3, lightmodel=light4, glossiness=0.8);
The interactive plot builder has been modified to accept the previously-described new plot options. For information on the plot builder, see worksheet/interactive/plot.
Index of New Maple 10 Features
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