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[MUG] advisor database
Author: Wolfgang Ziller    Posted: 02/06/2000 16:43:23 GDT
>> From: Wolfgang Ziller

Dear Muggers,

I tried to install Robert Israel's advisor database on my laptop
which runs Windows98SE both in Maple V5.1 and V6
with only partial success.

I downloaded the database in a separate advisor directory.

The only way I can get it to work, if I issue

libname:=`C:\\Program Files\\Maple 6/advisor`,libname;

in a running Maple session ( / instaed of // does not work at all)

If I put the same command in the maple6.ini file,
Maple does not recognize the change (libname gives the old libname only).

Did anyone get this to work in Windows 98 ?

Wolfgang Ziller

[MUG] Re: advisor database
Author: Maple Group    Posted: 09/06/2000 13:46:50 GDT
>> From: Maple Group

>>> From: Wolfgang Ziller
| If I put the same command in the maple6.ini file,
| Maple does not recognize the change (libname gives the old libname only).


Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 14:06:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Robert Israel
Subject: advisor database

Don't put it in maple6.ini. That is a Windows initialization file,
not the Maple initialization file. You want to put it in a file
named "maple.ini". You probably don't have one yet if you haven't
made it yourself. It should normally go into the directory that is
current when you start Maple, or else in Maple's "bin.wnt" directory.
You could produce it with any text editor, e.g. Notepad or Wordpad.
If you wish, you can produce the file in Maple itself, as follows
(this will put the file in the current directory, appending to any
existing maple.ini file there):

> fopen("maple.ini",APPEND):
"libname:= `c:/Program Files/Maple 6/advisor`,libname:\n"):

Note that the change won't take effect until you exit this Maple

Robert Israel
Department of Mathematics http://www.math.ubc.ca/~israel
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2


Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 22:03:37 -0400
From: Carl Eberhart
Subject: advisor database

Yes. Following the instructions given in the link
Make a directory c:/Program Files/Maple 6/advisor and download the maple 6
database into it and unzip the database. then in the maple 6 bin.wnt
directory create a file maple.ini containing the line

libname := "c:\\Program Files\\Maple 6/advisor",libname:

When you fire up maple6 again, the advisor database is available via help.
It works very nicely.

Carl Eberhart

Carl Eberhart, Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506




Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 09:06:21 +0200
Subject: advisor database
From: (Cord Elias)

Dear Wolfgang,

you must put the libname command into a file named 'maple.ini', *not* into
'maple6.ini'. See the online help for 'maple', Initialization Files, for

It works without problems in Win98SE.



Cord Elias

Scientific Computers


From: "Colin Birch"
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 10:10:50 +0000
Subject: advisor database

The problem is not the operating system but the maple6.ini file. You
need to create a new file in the same sub-directory as maple6.ini
called maple.ini. You should find that "/" works in maple.ini. I
admit that I also spent a few minutes scrolling through maple6.ini
with a puzzled look on my face before the penny dropped. MapleV v. 5
does not have a maple5.ini file.

Good Luck, Colin Birch

Colin Birch
Plant Ecology and Community Dynamics Programme,
MLURI, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, AB15 8QH, UK
Tel/Fax: +44 1224 318611/311556

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