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

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How to allow ContinuousAction on something that is not all

I have this code: DynamicModule[{r = 1}, Grid[{{Slider[Dynamic[r]], SpanFromLeft}, {f[Dynamic[r]], g[Dynamic[r]]}}]] While I move the slider, $f$ ang $g$ are ...
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How to add the pause button to that dynamic stopwatch?

Referring to How to make a dynamic stopwatch? Timers can now be created with timer = makeTimer[] and utilised with actions such as ...
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dynamically set fit parameters and models with FindFit

I want to fit a gaussian profile by setting some values dynamically, but FindFit returns an error and i can't see the problem. with a given gaussian: ...
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Drawing an arrow pointing at the “Enable Dynamics” button

Sometimes my students are given Mathematica notebooks as part of an assignment, and asked to go through some demonstrations contained in the .nb file. A lot of times I get complaints that the "graphs ...
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InputField Insertion Point Movement

I am trying to make the Return Key move the insertion point to the end of the input field's text. Please see the example below for the problem I am facing. Namely, when the return key is pressed, the ...
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Trouble avoiding computation in DynamicModule when input field is not defined [duplicate]

I'm having trouble detecting when my InputForm supplied String variable has a value. After looking at: How to compute values only if input fields are filled? I tried a StringQ test: ...
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Manual CellGrouping option causes crash at cell evaluation

Update: Try to reproduce this behaviour with CellGrouping set to manual. To do that: either evaluate ...
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How to change the color of a button while it is pressed

I want to change the color of a button while it is pressed, pause for a short time and then change the color back to the original color. I can't seem to figure out how to do this (tried various forms ...
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Asynchronous evaluation on EventHandler

How can I make this progress bar appears when I press Enter? The Button Evaluate works just fine, but when Enter is pressed it jumps the progress bar. It would be ...
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How to make a piece of a pie chart change color upon clicking it?

I am trying to use the EventHandler and have managed to make the text change color upon clicking it, but cannot seem to make each piece of the pie chart change ...
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Issue with DateListPlot and Dynamic List

Imagine that we are getting readings from an external device (ie Arduino) at a given interval of time. We'll simulate the reading as follows. ...
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Use a pre-computed list instead of RandomInteger

I would like to replace RandomInteger[{1, 10}, {10, 10}] in the following code: ...
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Combine a dynamic module with a manipulation

I would like to combine a dynamic module with a manipulation, whilst maintaining the functionality of both. I have tried things like Show and ...
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Dynamic plot with Evaluate on expression

I'm trying to make a make a plot of a table of expressions, which should be pre-evaluated (since they are infinite series with analytic sums). I'm able to make the plot normally with ...
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Getting variables out of Dynamic Modules after restoring the program

The scrap of code below [from Mathematica's Help on DynamicModules] generates a Pane of ...
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Buttons Which Change Color, Each Time Pressed [closed]

I need to have 100 buttons, which their color is defined by the parity of number of times they are pressed: If they're pressed an even number of times their color is blue, and otherwise red. I don't ...
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Change all Options of Plot Dynamically

I am trying to make a series of changes in the appearance of the Plot of some function. I am trying to use Manipulate for my experiments. I tried to change the following code ...
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Confusing font information from CurrentValue

I'm trying to programmatically get the width of a character in Mathematica's default fixed-width font, Courier. I believe CurrentValue holds the answer but I'm ...
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Manipulate with variable number of sliders plus variable number of functions

I'm trying to setup a Manipulate where I have a variable number of sliders similar to this one, where every slider controls a function. In my case, there will be an additional slider which sets the ...
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Animation is jerky, but slider is not

When I do the following simple animation (from the book Mathematica Navigator, p. 316) the slider control changes the image smoothly, but when I play the animation it is jerky. Is there anything that ...
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Create Slider to start/stop/move Point

I want to be able to start, stop, and move the dynamically moving point simultaneously in both animations. The "PlayPauseButton" in the animations only controls the given animation. Indeed, I want ...
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Incorrect behaviour of Locator inside Show?

Why doesn't Locator behave correctly in the following code? ...
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How to draw the image of a circle under the action of a transformation of the phase flow?

How to draw the image of a circle $x^2+(y-1)^2<1/4$ under the action of a transformation of the phase flow for the equation $\dot{x}=y,\ \dot{y}=-\sin x$? Here $\dot{x}$ means $dx/dt$. Any help or ...
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Why is this expression being held, and how can I evaluate it?

I can't figure out why an expression isn't evaluating, even though there's no Hold* in its FullForm: ...
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Control multiple locators along a plot

Update 1 @ Michael E2, my effort - for what it is worth!: ...
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Locator to show coordinates of plot

Old I would like to make the locator follow a plot, giving the coordinates as it moves. I don't really know where to start with this one, but I would like the dynamic plot to look something like ...
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How to show the coordinates of a point and the equation of a line dynamically? [duplicate]

I am constructing a diagram that consists of a sine curve and its tangent line at a given argument. However, I want to show the coordinates of the point of tangency and the equation of the tangent ...
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Manipulate Locator warping (snap to cursor)

I'm looking to have a Manipulator Locator that moves in discrete steps and requies the user to click on/near the locator position.. consider these two examples: ...
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Using free-form linguistic input in a dynamic input field

I've been playing around with dynamic input fields; here's a basic example, which just consists of an input field where the user can enter a function and then a button that can be clicked to graph the ...
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Input[] inside DynamicModule causing a kernel crash

I have those few lines of code causing a crash and I can't figure out why: ...
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Dynamically apply a function fed by Input[]

Here is a bit of code: funlist = {Plot,ListPlot}; Input[Panel[PopupMenu[Dynamic@whichfun, funlist], "blabla"],Dynamic@whichfun] The idea here is to select what ...
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Selective evaluation of blocks of code in a Manipulate

Is it possible to attach certain pieces of code to certain controls in a Manipulate? For example, consider the following Manipulate ...
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Dynamically show usage

As the title states I would like to dynamically show ::usage on several functions. Let's consider two functions here: ...
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Delay of events detection dependent of “MouseDown” position

Let's say we have a Rectangle with color which depends of CurrentValue["MouseOver"]: ...
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Automatically dealing with “disable dynamic updating”

I'm programmatically creating notebooks containing dynamic content. When a new notebook is being created, a window pops up: I then manually click on "Continue" and it will create the notebook. The ...
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Creating a Dynamic MSSQL connection

Hello i am trying to create a notebook that automatically connects to a database on MSSQL server and would then query this to create a sort of personal report. I have connected to this database and ...
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Interaction between two sliders that update the same variable

I'm basing this on the code found in the Introduction to Dynamics. I added one more slider which doesn't use the "round and snap" feature given in the link above: ...
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Remove braces, {}, from around DynamicModule output?

Is there a way to remove the braces from the front end output associated with DynamicModule? For instance: ...
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Make dynamic controls from existing list

I have a list of variables (c1,c2,c3,c4), each with its ...
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Can a large Grid of 3DListPlots be rotated by a single Dynamic control?

So I have a few hundred plots in a grid, that I thought would be nice to adjust the data view with a Dynamic slider. I'm using Jens solution for the Grid plotting here . Manipulating multiple plots ...
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Using list elements in TrackedSymbols for Dynamic

During the execution of the following code a column of three lists and two sliders are displaying in output. The first list updates if either a or b changes. The second list updates only if the value ...
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Convert ImageSize to FieldSize [duplicate]

How might I construct a function called EmToPX[p] such that the following 2 InputFields would be the same width. If not please ...
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Using Refresh to skip expensive computations

I have several variables in my DynamicModule and some parts of my computation depend only on subset of them. I am trying to use Refresh to "cache" values but can't ...
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Module Inside ToBoxes or MakeBoxes

Does someone mind explaining why Module doesn't seem to work while inside ToBoxes or MakeBoxes. ...
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Possible bug with second argument of Dynamic

According to the documentation, Dynamic Details & Options section, especially: For interactive mouse operations Dynamic[expr,{f_start, f, f_end}] typically ...
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Locator with Integer value coordinates [closed]

I want to get the Pixel value of an image.and here is my code ...
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Delete `x,y,z` occurrence (or any permutation of it) from parent data set (dynamically)?

Simple question: I would like to dynamically specify a list of 3 elements, {x,y,z}. Then I'd like to find that list, or any of its permutations, in a parent data ...
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Wrapping grid with dynamic

I'm trying to build a sortable grid: ...
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How to make dynamic input fields work with drag & drop

I have an application using InputField to allow a user to dynamically update a data structure. In some cases the user will want to remove a string from one field ...