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Improved Plot Builder in Maple 2022

Enhancements to the Plot Builder

 • The Plot Builder has been enhanced to:
 – Support building a graph or animation from multiple expressions
 – Automatically select an initial choice of plot type, thereby showing a plot immediately
 • You can access the Plot Builder using the PlotBuilder command or via the Context Panel for an expression. See Using the Interactive Plot Builder.

Multiple Expressions and Automatic Plot Choice

 • When the PlotBuilder is passed a list, set, or sequence containing multiple expressions, the context panel gets automatically populated with a thumbnail view. The common plot type for expressions in a single unknown is a 2-D curve, and for expressions in two unknowns it is a 3-D surface plot.
 • The following example deals with three expressions in a single unknown, and the current view is of the central window and the context panel showing the thumbnail view.
 • In this thumbnail view you can change the common plot type for all expressions using the menu. You can select any individual thumbnail plot to change its associated properties.

Animation

 • If more than one independent variable is present then the plot can be produced as an animation. New in Maple 2022, you can build an animation from multiple expressions.
 • In the following example containing two expressions in two unknowns the automatic choice is a 3-D plot of two surfaces. To make it an animation of curves in 2-D instead, select the Animation radio button in the Plot Builder panel. Now one of the independent names is taken as the animating parameter.
 • The choice of which names are the independent variable(s) and which is the animating parameter can be changed using the combo-box menu for each variable or the animating parameter.
 • The image below shows in the Plot Buider panel the controls for one of the individual curves. A single preview frame is shown in the main window. After all additional plotting options have been chosen, click the Build Animation button, which constructs the full animation and displays it in the main window.

 • Now you can use the animation toolbar to play the animation.