Maple V supports 3-D surface plots under several software platforms, including X Window. Printed output is provided for a variety of printers, including Postscript devices. Surfaces can be described either by a single function of two variables or parametrically. The coordinate system can be either cartesian, spherical, or cylindrical. The surface can be rendered as surface patches, a wire frame plot (with optional hidden line removal), or a collection of points. There is also a plots package which contains a number of specialized plotting facilities e.g. matrix plots, conformal plots, tube plots etc. Additional documentation is available on-line for the plots package.

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