Strings in Maple (2 minutes)

Strings are variables in Maple that represent ordinary text. An example:

> mystring := "This is a Maple string";


You need to enclose the string in quotes or else Maple tries to interpret each piece of the string as a variable and will probably reply with an error message. Strings are a way to handle ordinary text in Maple, e.g., the title of a graph or label for the axes. In an example in the next section we actually construct a Maple function which returns strings rather than numbers.