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

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Is it possible to use Begin and End inside a Manipulate?

May be someone can explain why I can't use Begin["context`"] and End[] inside a Manipulate ...
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Dynamic and LibraryLink: dynamic visualization of a simulation

I am asking this question to save some time and I am expecting answers only from people who have tried something like this before. (I realize that I could just try it and see if it works, but that ...
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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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Rounding problems inside InputField

Consider the following InputField InputField[Dynamic[h2, If[# === Null, h2 = h2, h2 = Round[#, 0.001]] &], Number] The ...
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Logarithmic slider

Is it possible to create a logarithmic slider similar to this one that responds to a change of the variable value? That is, when the slider is moved, the variable value should update. When the ...
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How can I set the view vector in a 3D scene by tracking my face's position?

Faking 3D with 2D tracking data is something that I've long wanted to implement for use with my front facing laptop camera. A first step to solving this would be dynamically setting the viewpoint ...
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Is it possible to select outliers on a graph and determine the index of the outliers?

I have a large data set of experimental data for which I have determined a theoretical fit. However, for some of the experimental data I took, there was systematic error, leading to the data deviating ...
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On making a graphical real-time memory usage monitor

I'd like to make a graphical version of Dynamic[Refresh[MemoryInUse[], UpdateInterval -> 1]] A naive implementation would be something like: ...
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How to prevent Dynamic activity with color swatches in V10+

Since version 10, if I type e.g. an RGBColor or simply a named color, a dynamic colour swatch is returned. Same goes for when you e.g. extract colours from a ...
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How to create interrelated sliders?

Say I want a slider that controls the value of $x$ and another slider that controls the value of $2x$, how would I go about it?
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Manipulate slider unresponsive after suspend in Linux

I've tested Linux Mathematica versions 7-9 on various Linux distributions, with identical problem: after suspend/resume cycle my Manipulate controls (i.e. sliders&buttons) appear unresponsive, ...
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How to make a dynamic nested menu?

There is no dynamic controller that can represent a hierarchical menu structure: ActionMenu can only handle flat action lists. Thanks to Kuba, we know a lot about <...
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Tips to move from functional programming to GUI-based applications

Even though this forum has some questions related to Mathematica programming tips I think that we still don't have specific help for those who want to learn to efficiently create GUIs in Mathematica. ...
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Current (e.g., ca. 2016 / MMa 10 / WP 4+) best practices for embedding interactive content in WordPress?

My strategy, in the past, has been to embed interactive CDF files into my WordPress blog for student's to use (Much like the Wolfram Demonstration Project). As many know 1) the 'Plug in' ...
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Minesweeper beta:How to Dynamic a lot of graphics with high-speed

Recently I want to write a game,Minesweeper.Here is my completed code. ...
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How to make a movie from a complex demonstration?

I have a complex Manipulate-based demonstration containing a few sliders and a Setterbar. I would like to make a movie out of it, avi, or whatever else. The ...
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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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Internal DynamicModule steals scope of external DynamicModule

I have two dynamic objects, one nested in the other. Both have their own functions defined, as follows. I have simplified them to the point where they don't make much sense, but can still illustrate ...
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ShearingTransform and Dynamic

Background: I have a geometric transformation composed of a RotationTransform, ScalingTransform and ...
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Why does a variable become real when using the second argument of Dynamic?

Version 9, on Windows 7. Please compare these 2 very simple examples Manipulate[ x, Row[{Manipulator[Dynamic[x], {0, 10, 1/100}]}], {{x, 1}, None} ] and <...
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How to retrieve current FaceForm?

The current colour in a Graphics object can be retrieved using CurrentValue["Color"] for use in Dynamic stuff. Example: ...
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How do I stop my joystick from rotating a 3D graphic?

I am trying to use Mathematica to illustrate mixed strategies in Game Theory. I want my students to be able to use common joysticks as controllers. What I find, however, is that in addition to doing ...
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How to service preemptive computations while running a LibraryLink function?

Cross-posted to Wolfram Community The following is from the comparison between WSTP (MathLink) and LibraryLink in the documentation: When the Wolfram Language is waiting for a WSTP application ...
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Unique[] symbol not properly tracked

In a nutshell, why does this work (change y and see how the value updates) ...
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How can I simulate this animation of checking for prime numbers?

I can only implement a very simple one, I want to make my code look like that. Any better ideas? ...
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Why do buttons with ChoiceDialog freeze the front end?

Pressing the button below will freeze my front end. An unpainted white dialog box comes up, then it completely freezes, and I need to forcibly kill the front end. CPU usage stays at zero during this....
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Soft-Match String Comparison

I have a list of names in which I would like to check for duplicates. However, within the list, the duplicates may not show up as exact duplicates of each other - for instance, ...
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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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Graphics can't be live and editable

Is there a way to construct an interface so that the Code and the Graphics remain in sync? For example I would like to be able to drag/drop and move around different shapes in Graphic while seeing ...
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In InputField, how to prevent Shift-Return from generating a new cell?

When running the following in a notebook (not a deployed CDF file), it can sometimes be annoying that accidentally pressing Shift-Return breaks out of the user ...
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InputField does not always update continuously with ContinuousAction

By fiddling with Vitaliy's solution for a small GUI, I've come accross this particular behaviour of InputField: ...
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How to anchor a Pane's scroll position to the bottom?

Suppose I have a Pane containing some dynamic text, for example that is being updated by a logging function. ...
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How to create a notebook element that can replace itself?

I would like to create a notebook element that can replace itself. Here's an example to illustrate: ...
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How to see a code preview (in Experimental`Explore[] or related GUI)

I have been messing around with built in Experimental`Explore[] function. You can call the function in Mathematica yourself to see what it looks like. It is a GUI ...
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Why is my rasterized graphic blank?

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier, and persisting through 10.1 or later (OSX 10.10.2) Consider the following code: ...
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Manipulate BarChart with Mathematica

In the following minimal working example: Manipulate[BarChart[{a,b}],{a,1,2},{b,1,2}] I'd like to be able to control the size of the bars by using some sort of <...
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How to dynamically toggle curves on/off in a crowded Plot?

When multiple curves appear in a single plot, it is useful to interactively turn certain curves on or off to visually compare smaller numbers of curves. It is trivial to put a quick dynamic together, ...
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Make a button that evaluates a function over and over

I would like to have a command "RedoButton" which would make a button (or whatever control is suitable) that when clicked would print the value of a certain function over and over in the same place. ...
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Plot on command within DynamicModule?

Suppose I have a DynamicModule with all sorts of controls to set some parameters for a graphics object. ...
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What does the message 'This file contains potentially unsafe …' mean and how serious is it?

I had some Mathematica files on over which recently I have faced to this message: However, after searching, I have seen some blogs in Mathematica SE or in somewhere else about that, but I could not ...
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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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Intermediate display similar to PrintTemporary

Using MMA we often come across situations like the following cityLIST = CityData[#, "Name"] & /@ CityData[]; This code if you evaluate will emit some display ...
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What is the right way to construct DynamicModule

When I'm creating DynamicModules for CDF purposes I'm usualy basing on my experience with that, particular goal and content rather than on deep insight. I want to ...
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How to work around Mathematica hanging when showing a large SparseArray?

Bug introduced in 9.0 and fixed in 9.0.1 In Mathematica 9, if I display any large SparseArray object in the default way (which looks something like ...
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Dependent Manipulate sliders

I would like to use dependent sliders in Manipulate. First slider K0 should be independent and varied from ...
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TimeConstrained dynamic change of maximum time

I would like to run a time consuming function: TimeConstrained[f[x],maxseconds] and be able to change maxseconds during running (increasing or decreasing max ...
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Speed up Dynamic for graphical interface

I am trying to create a user interface where I can click on certain points in a set of data and save them into a list that can be used later in my code. The problem is it is currently sluggish. Is ...
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How can I include functions from a package into a CDF file?

I am building an application which I would like to deploy as a CDF file, and I am struggling to make the CDF exports work correctly with functions pulled from a .m package file. What are good/best ...
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Possible bug with second argument of Dynamic

Bug fixed in V 10. According to the documentation, Dynamic Details & Options section, especially: For interactive mouse operations ...
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Dynamic graphics are less responsive inside a Manipulate

I have some code which displays a GraphPlot and allows the user to click on any vertex in the graph to display some information about that vertex in a popup window. ...