Context Panel Overview
The Context Panel on the right-hand side of the Maple user interface provides access to context-sensitive options for the current selection.
Getting Started with the Context Panel
Units and Numeric Formatting
To enable the context panel click the view/hide toggle (
) on the right-hand side of the context bar.
Context Panel States
The context panel has three possible states:
Open. Pin the context panel open by clicking
to collapse the context panel.
Overlay. Hover over
to view the context panel as an overlay but not pin it open. When you move the pointer back into the document, the context panel collapses. This is useful to maximize document space.
If the context panel toggle is not visible, from the View menu, select Context Bar.
You can also control the visibility of the Context Panel from the View menu. To open the context panel, select View > Context Panel. To close the context panel, clear the check box for View > Context Panel.
Displaying the Context Panel Options
You can display the context panel by clicking anywhere on the expression. Maple then analyzes your expression and presents you with a list of the most relevant operations and tools that can be applied. Selecting one of these options performs the operation.
In Document mode (or inside a document block), context panel operations are automatically documented, so you have a record of all your steps, from the original equation to the final result.
a3x2 + 2 x b + 12→differentiate w.r.t. x2⁢a3⁢x+2⁢b→solve for xx=−ba3
The contents of the context panel changes depending on what you click on. Open this help page as a worksheet, then click the items below to see different options populating the panel.
Illustration of the Context Panel Options for this Input
AudioTools:-ReadC:\\Program Files\\Maple 2018\\data\\audio\\MapleSimMono11025.wav
Sample Rate11025Bit Depth16Channels1Points/Channel49664Duration4.50⁢s
If you click the output below, you'll see tools for converting units and applying numeric formatting.
2.9873⋅103 Jkg K+3.7521⋅103 Jkg K = 6.739400000⁢kJkg⁢K
The context panel also reveals the properties of a component, including its action code.
Clicking on the table below—you'll see its properties, including options to insert, merge and delete rows and columns.
Manipulate Expressions Using the Context Panel
Using the Interactive Plot Builder
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