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Annoying Popup-Dialogs in Maple 11

  1. Aug 20, 2008 #1
    OK, last question for today :)

    As you may see from my other questions, I'm trying to do some tensor calculations in Maple. I would have liked to use the grTensor2 package for this, but what blew it for me is that apparently the readstat command summons a dialog box, which makes it not only inconvenient (no "pretty" math input) but pretty much unusable in the case of grTensor, as you define metrics via several steps of text entry. The problem then is that the actual queries are not displayed on screen because the dialog box blocks all the rest of maple (even the help screens are unusable).

    So in short: How can I turn off these wretched dialog boxes? I'm running maple 11 on a fedora 8 box, in case that's important.

    Thanks for any pointers.
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  3. Jun 5, 2009 #2
    Hi, I have now the same problem as you had but with
    Maple 12 and Grtensor. Did you solve this problem somehow?
    Your advice would be highly welcomed because I am not able
    to do some reasonable work without GRtensor.
    Thanks Hedvika
  4. Jun 6, 2009 #3
    Sorry, haven't found a real solution yet. But as a workaround, I just started defining the tensors as .mpl files (the same way they are stored anyway) and loading these with qload. Just look at some predefined metrics and you'll figure it out pretty quickly.

    best of luck,
  5. Jun 10, 2009 #4
    Thanks for reply :-)
    I have just found "solution" -- there exists classical worksheet for maple 12
    for 32 bit linux, try in terminal

    xmaple -cw

    It really works:-) no pop up dialog!
    The classical worksheet does not exists for 64 bit linux, sorry if you have one then
    I believe your approach is the good one.
    Good luck :-) H
  6. Jun 11, 2009 #5
    Hey, cool. Thanks.

    By now I've gotten so used to defining metrics via the scripts that I'm probably not going to do this a lot, but it's good to know nonetheless.

    :) Take care
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