Explain - Maple Help

NaturalLanguage

 Explain
 ask a large language model to explain a concept

 Calling Sequence Explain($s$) Explain($s$, $\mathrm{mo}$) Explain($\mathrm{more}$, $\mathrm{mo}$)

Parameters

 $s$ - item for the large language model to explain. $\mathrm{mo}$ - (optional) option of the form $\mathrm{model}=m$, where $m$ is $\mathrm{ChatGPT}$ or $\mathrm{GPT4}$. $\mathrm{more}$ - string or name of the form more, further, continue, go on, or elaborate.

Description

 • The Explain command asks a large language model to explain something. The item to be explained can be a string, an algebraic expression, a relation such as an equation or inequality, or a list or set of expressions or relations.
 • After an explanation, you can ask for more detail by issuing the command $\mathrm{Explain}\left(\mathrm{more}\right)$. This keyword can be given as a string or a name, and you can equivalently use the arguments $\mathrm{further}$, $\mathrm{continue}$, $\mathrm{go on}$, or $\mathrm{elaborate}$. Note that $\mathrm{go on}$ needs to be quoted because it contains a space.
 • Maple can interface with OpenAI's GPT-4 and ChatGPT models. The default model is GPT-4; you can select ChatGPT by using the $\mathrm{model}=\mathrm{ChatGPT}$ option, or force use of the GPT-4 model by using the $\mathrm{model}=\mathrm{GPT4}$ option. Note that OpenAI may deprecate and disable models, so the set of models supported may change in the future.
 Note: Large language models often generate inaccurate statements. Please keep this in mind: this is not technology for building a bridge with.

Examples

 > $\mathrm{with}\left(\mathrm{NaturalLanguage}\right):$
 > $\mathrm{Explain}\left({x}^{2}+{y}^{2}=1\right)$
 ${"This is the equation of a circle with radius 1 centered at the origin \left(0,0\right) in the Cartesian coordinate system."}$ (1)
 > $\mathrm{Explain}\left(\mathrm{more}\right)$
 (2)
 > $\mathrm{Explain}\left(\mathrm{\Re }\left(\mathrm{exp}\left(xI+yI\right)\right)=\mathrm{\Re }\left(\mathrm{exp}\left(xI\right)\right)\mathrm{\Re }\left(\mathrm{exp}\left(yI\right)\right)-\mathrm{\Im }\left(\mathrm{exp}\left(xI\right)\right)\mathrm{\Im }\left(\mathrm{exp}\left(yI\right)\right)\right)$
 (3)
 > $\mathrm{Explain}\left("go on",\mathrm{model}=\mathrm{ChatGPT}\right)$
 (4)
 > $\mathrm{Explain}\left(\mathrm{\Re }\left(\mathrm{\sigma }\right)<0\right)$
 ${"The inequality "Re\left(sigma\right) < 0" refers to a condition in the field of complex numbers, where the real part \left(Re\right) of a complex number sigma is less than zero. This is commonly used in the study of functions involving complex variables, signal processing, control systems, quantum physics, and other areas of mathematics and engineering."}$ (5)
 > $\mathrm{Explain}\left(\mathrm{continue}\right)$
 ${"Re\left(sigma\right) < 0 is representative of a condition in complex analysis. Re stands for the real part of a complex number. Complex numbers are numbers that consist of a real part and an imaginary part. Sigma \left(\sigma \right) in this context usually denotes a complex number, so Re\left(sigma\right) < 0 means the real part of this complex number is less than zero. One possible use of this inequality is in the field of systems stability in control theory. In this field, the roots of the characteristic equation of a system are analyzed to determine the system\text{'}s stability. The roots of this equation are often complex numbers, and if the real part of any of these roots is greater than zero, the system is considered unstable. Therefore, when the real parts of all roots are less than zero \left(Re\left(sigma\right) < 0\right), the system is considered stable."}$ (6)
 > $\mathrm{Explain}\left("The Maple command simplify"\right)$
 ${"The Maple command "simplify" is used to simplify mathematical expressions. It uses various algorithms and techniques to transform complex expressions into simpler ones that are more manageable and easier to understand or compute. The commands take the form: simplify\left(expression\right) Here, \text{'}expression\text{'} is the mathematical expression you want to simplify. For instance, you can do: simplify\left(y^3 + 3*y^2 + 3*y + 1 - \left(y+1\right)^3\right) Maple will return that this expression simplifies to 0 because, indeed, the two sides of the subtraction are equal. It can simplify all sorts of mathematical expressions, including those involving polynomials, trigonometric functions, exponentials, logarithms, and more. Note though that what is understood as a "simplified" from can depend on the context, in some cases additional parameters may be necessary to guide the simplification process towards a desired form."}$ (7)
 > $\mathrm{Explain}\left(\mathrm{continue},\mathrm{model}=\mathrm{ChatGPT}\right)$
 (8)
 > $\mathrm{Explain}\left("Weight of a W10X54 beam?"\right)$
 ${"A W10X54 beam refers to a beam that is a wide flange shape \left(signified by the "W"\right), that is approximately 10 inches deep \left(the "10" part of the label\right) and weighs 54 pounds per foot \left(signified by the "54"\right). These abbreviations and numbers are part of a standardized system used in the structural steel industry to denote the sizes, shapes and weights of steel beams and other sections."}$ (9)
 > $\mathrm{Explain}\left(\mathrm{further}\right)$
 (10)

References

 The OpenAI website.

Compatibility

 • The NaturalLanguage:-Explain command was introduced in Maple 2024.