Scot Gould

Scot Gould

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11 years, 81 days
Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, Scripps College
Professor of Physics
Upland, California, United States
Dr. Scot Gould is a professor of physics in the W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges - members of The Claremont Colleges in California. He was involved in the early development of the atomic force microscope. His research has included numerous studies and experiments using scanning probe microscopes, particularly those involving natural fibers such as spider silk. More recently, he was involved in developing and sustaining AISS. This full-year multi-unit, non-traditional, interdisciplinary undergraduate science education course integrated topics from biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science. His current interest is integrating computational topics into the physics curriculum. He teaches the use of Maple's computer algebraic and numerical systems to assist students in modeling and visualizing physical and biological systems. His Dirac-notation-based quantum mechanics course is taught solely through Maple.

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Using ScatterPlot (or ErrorPlot), one can add error bars to a 2d point plot of data. However, the bars are single lines. I wish to create a plot with H-type error bars in both the horizontal and vertical directions.  Below is an example showing how the bars should appear. (This image is taken from a previous question about adding error bars.) 

I do not need to reproduce this figure exactly. The location of the data points and the size of the error bars are irrelevant. The closest I have seen is using BoxPlot.

Has this question been asked and answered? If so, I cannot find it. 


I have a Dataframe of data, although I assume this question applies to any type of rTable-like structure.

What is a simple/elegant way to export the image of the data to a JPG file?  I would be happy to see it in the format when I ask it to print the Dataframe, or when I use DocumentTools:-Tabulate.

I have created two graphs*, each is a combination of multiple plots. From this, I use "plots:-display" to create an array of the two graphs.  I wish to export this array of graphs to a jpg file. Is this possible?  (Yes, I can export each graph, but I would like it combined in the array image that Maple displays.)

* Why the asterisk: I make two plots. When I combine them through the plots:-display procedure, what type of output is produced? I've called it a graph. The help implies the output is a plot array. However, that is different from displaying an array of graphs through plots: display (Array([plot1, plot2])). Correct?

Hopefully, this is a question relating to Mathematica, which I find virtually unreadable, and the Statistics package, which I am minimally familiar with, that someone can answer quickly.

Hence, could someone translate the following Mathematica code into Maple code? (The MmaTranslator failed at the 2nd line.)

func[x_] := 1/(1 + Sinh[2*x]*(Log[x])^2);

Distrib[x_, average_, var_] :=   PDF[NormalDistribution[average, var], 1.1*x - 0.1];
n = 10;
RV = RandomVariate[TruncatedDistribution[{0.8, 3}, NormalDistribution[1, 0.399]], n];
Int = 1/n Total[func[RV]/Distrib[RV, 1, 0.399]]*Integrate[Distrib[x, 1, 0.399], {x, 0.8, 3}]

One can use the "|" character to combine vectors to create a matrix. Is there a slick way to separate a matrix into a list of column vectors besides using the LinearAlgebra:-Column procedure? 

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