Visualizing maple plots with JavaViewLib. (English) Zbl 1027.68130

Joswig, Michael (ed.) et al., Algebra, geometry, and software systems. Berlin: Springer. 255-275 (2003).
This paper documents the authors’ efforts on Java View Lib to establish connectivity between Java View and Maple plots, unite their strengths and extend their functionality. It provides a superior viewing environment to enhance plots in Maple by adding several features to plots’ interactivity, such as mouse-controlled scaling, translation, rotation in 2d, 3d, 4d, auto-view modes, animation, picking, material colors, texture and transparency. The arc-ball rotation makes geometry viewing smoother and less directionally constrained than in Maple. Furthermore, it offers geometric modeling features that allow plots to be manipulated and imported into a worksheet. Via Java View Lib geometries can be exported from Maple to a variety of modeling packages. JVL is available as an official Maple Powertool.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1008.00013].


68U05 Computer graphics; computational geometry (digital and algorithmic aspects)