Questions relating to the dynamic family of functions in Mathematica, such as Dynamic, DynamicModule and Manipulate.

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Why does my Dynamic NonliearModelFit keep running?

I have complex data and which I am fitting to a complex formula. In order to use NonlinearModelFit I split the formula and the data into real and imaginary parts. ...
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How to manipulate a circle in GeoGebra style?

I want to emulate the GeoGebra app. I want to get an effect like this in Mathematica. I don't know how to move whole circle without changing the radius of the circle. My sample code: ...
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Is there a way to make an interactive plot so one can pan and zoom?

My googling efforts returned nothing so I thought I'd ask here. I often make a ListPlot[] with a huge array, and sometimes it has smaller features that I'd like to take a closer look at, but aren't ...
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How to make functions from datasets

I have a csv that encodes the results of plugging certain parameters (say, A and B) into certain functions (say, ...
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Dynamic panel crashes Mathematica 10.0.0.0

This answer by @paw have revealed a bug that causes Mathematica v 10.0.0.0 to crash the GUI and kernel. So far the offending code is this: ...
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Dynamic ListLinePlot

I have a list of lists looking like this: {{{x1, y1}, {x2, y2}}, {x1, y1},...}}. Furthermore I have defined a legend, which is taken from the filenames. Now I want ...
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Unusual Slow Down with LocatorPane/DynamicModule

I have coded up a little interactive DynamicModule to help me with image processing/segmentation of stacks of timelapse microscopy images. I am experiencing a crippling slow down in the ...
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Selectively updating individual graphics in a dynamic, multiple-plot Show

Suppose Show contains multiple graphics objects that differ markedly in the amount of computation needed for their display. Hence, when dynamically updating only ...
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Locators, lists of variable length, all in Manipulate

I'm trying to implement a complicated Manipulate[] interface. I'm not really interested in working code, but for those interested, I would like the program to allow you to drag around a variable ...
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Dealing with dynamic tables [closed]

Making dynamic vector variables is difficult in Mathematica. For example: X=Table[ToExpression["x" <> ToString@i], {i, 0,4}]; X[[2]] Yields x1. However, if ...
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Table with dynamic iterator

I would like to make a Table whose iterator has a dynamically updated endpoint, i.e. Table[i,{i,1,Dynamic[n]}] Is this possible? Here is the context: ...
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How draw a line dynamically using manipulate?

I want to paint a curve on a sphere while I’m manipulating stereoscopic projection points on the plane with a 2D slider, but I’m having trouble collecting the points needed to create the Line ...
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Multiple plots using dynamics

I am studying Dynamic and DynamicModule, and I have tried to make a simple plot of a family of real functions. The number of functions should be a dynamic variable controlled by a slider. So I have ...
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How can my Manipulate be aware of a local variable inside a nested Module

I have 3 sets of 5 x-y points: RandomInteger[10, {3, 5, 2}] I want to display only one set of points at a time, and use a slider to move on to show the next ...
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Dynamically transform one Graphics to another

I would like to have two Graphics objects displayed side by side such that: they are mirror images of each other if I change the left-hand one interactively using ...
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Generate a dynamic interface with sliders out of a list of rules

I would like to generate a function which takes a list of rules as input and generates sliders which are altering the values of the list. Then I would like to use this function in an dynamic module as ...
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Tracing a path on a polar coordinate grid

I attempt to trace the path of a point when shift-dragged on a polar coordinate as shown on the picture below. But I only managed to snap the point to the grid. Insight on how to accomplish this? Any ...
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Speeding Up Image Processing Functions

I am working with stacks of 1024x1024 timelapse microscopy images that I am performing a series of image processing functions on to help segment each image. These functions include ...
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Why is either Listable or HoldFirst not working?

Starting with a fresh kernel, I evaluate the following: ...
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Possible bug in Dynamic

The code below crashes the Mathematica kernel in version 10 (not in V9) every time I run it on Windows and on Mac OS. I've sent it to WRI, but was told that they could not reproduce the crash. Does ...
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EventHandler Not Detecting KeyDown

I am trying to use EventHandler to detect KeyDown within a LocatorPane. Anytime I press a key inside the LocatorPane the proper action is not executed (doesn't matter which key I choose) but rather ...
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Why isn't Refresh working as expected? [duplicate]

This seems to me to be a very easy question, but I can't seem to figure it out. Instead of updating every 1 second, it auto-updates as quickly as possible. ...
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Layers of Locators of Different Colors?

I am a Mathematica novice trying to do some interactive segmentation of microscopy images. I've been trying to understand and build upon some code from a previous StackExchange discussion (Can ...
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Slider with varying scales

I am trying to implement a slider whose control range varies depending on the current value: ...
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How to program a clickPanel for chemical elements (like a periodic table)?

The command ColorData["Atoms", "Panel"] indicates RGBColors of "Atoms" by clicking a panel. As I don't want to reinvent the wheel, I asked myself: How to ...
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Syntax highlighter shows error for Manipulate when it's inside a Block or a Module

I'm putting my new copy of Mathematica 10 through its paces and I noticed a weird change in the colouring scheme that I find very annoying, and I'd like to get some insight into why it's happening. ...
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Export Notebook causes an INTERNAL SELF-TEST ERROR: Files2|c|1713 message

On my machine (Windows 8.1) and M10 the following two lines, that must be run on an already saved notebook, ...
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Initial Image Size of dynamic plot

I have a dynamic plot. I want to set an initial image size and then be able to resize it by dragging with the mouse. When the image is updated, I want to maintain the "dragged" size. A naive attempt ...
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Is the use of Block to temporarily override definitions inherently unsafe? [duplicate]

This may have been discussed before, if so, please let me know. Consider the following example: x = 5 Dynamic[{Clock[], x}] This will always display the ...
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Dynamic with RegionNearest keeps one CPU core at 100% - Is this a bug?

Normally, when you use Dynamic with a CPU-intensive expression, the expression only gets evaluated when a symbol in the expression changes. This doesn't seem to ...
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ExampleData menu view

I'm trying to build an ExampleData browser, so that the "collection"/"type" is selectable in a drop down menu, and the "name" is selectable in another drop down menu. What I have so far: ...
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What is wrong with combining two programs with event handlers?

I can delete the unwanted nodes of a RandomGraph by double-clicking on them from the first program, and I can change the positions of the nodes by dragging them ...
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Add Scroll bar to Panel or Column or Row? [closed]

This will be a simple question. Sometimes it is helpful to control the size of content displayed while having a scroll bar so content is not truncated. Is it possible to have a scroll bar attached to ...
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Evaluating an If expression inside Dynamic

I was trying to display some value inside a InputField. Usually it looks like this: ...
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Two controls to Manipulate all elements of a list

Say, I have a list list and I don't want to assign different names to all its elements. What I want to do it to be able to interactively manipulate any of the ...
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Checkbox Matrix

Is it possible to create a dynamically changing binary $n \times n$ matrix $A$, which appears to the user as a $n \times n$ matrix/table of checkboxes and the user can change the entries of $A$ by ...
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Graphics // Triangle // Manipulation

I have been Mathematica user for a considerably short while. I have learned some of its functionality using wolfram how-to resources and the documentation. I am having difficulties constructing ...
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Why the Mouse dragging response not as smooth as Locator

I am experimenting to use MouseDragged eventhandler to change the vertices positions of a triangle, it works, but not as smooth as using Locators. Is this the ...
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Dynamically updating linked Manipulate variables

I am trying to write a simple cylindrical tank design notebook. Once the user inputs the desired capacity in gallons, it will compute the required volume (in cubic feet) and then offer sliders for ...
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How can I give input to an ArrayPlot [duplicate]

I would like to create a dynamic ArrayPlot so that the squares, when clicked, provide input. Can I use ArrayPlot for this? Or is there something else I should have to use.
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How to localize the symbols x,y, A, B in the following program? [closed]

I see a example in Paul Wellin's Programming with Mathematica An Introduction, 4th edition: ...
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Generation of Sliders via Tables/For loops

I have a list named data that contains lists of arbitrary size, data={{0.5, 0.5}, {}, {0.5, 0.5, 0.5}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}} I now want to generate for ...
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Hide your controls inside Manipulate [duplicate]

I didn't find any topic that could help me; I hope this isn't repeated. I just want to show a control if a specific option is selected inside a popupmenu: ...
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Has anyone seen (and been able to mend!) an error involving Symbol FE`DynamicModuleVariableList?

FE`ExecuteInDynamicModule::noval: Symbol FE`DynamicModuleVariableList$67 does not have a value. >> I'm just posting the error for the moment as this is a ...
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Export LocatorPane as image by button

How to Export LocatorPane as image by button or at least by something else? Kuba, thank you! Your method works in a simple case: ...
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Why do Tooltips slow down Dynamic so much? Is there a faster alternative?

I'm working on a Dynamic ListPlot with a few thousand plots, and it seems that wrapping the points with Tooltip slows the Dynamic responsiveness substantially. With the simple example below, dragging ...
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Manipulate which creates and deletes Manipulators dynamically

I want to plot a function in a Manipulate in which the number of terms varies and a Manipulator for the coefficient of each term ...
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Using Mouseover to change the appearance of a button without writing the button specification twice

When I code in Mathematica, I often find myself having to repeat large chunks of code for a function to work. The latest example of this is a color changing button that prints when clicked, code shown ...
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Multi-Camera streaming using Mathematica

I am attempting to capture dynamic streams from multiple usb webcams using only mathematica. Using ImageCapture["Device" -> $ImagingDevices[[x]], I've tried to ...
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Checkbox behaving weird when variables are local

I have a DynamicModule in which I need a checkbox with a Max in the dynamic part: ...